Youth Climate Action
Red Cross Red Crescent (RC/RC) National Societies are at the forefront of responding to the climate crisis. Climate change is a cross-cutting issue with wide-reaching repercussions across all parts of society. Youth action is critical towards achieving impact, as young people are significant drivers of change across their communities. Recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis, young activists numbering millions are leading movements worldwide calling for immediate action from decision-makers.
This is where the RC/RC Movement has a unique opportunity to expand a conversation historically focused on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to encompass climate-related disaster impacts, as a critical issue that resonates with the leaders of tomorrow. Building on its broad network of youth volunteers, the RC/RC can inform, motivate, and empower youth activists and help them translate their passion and creativity into concrete solutions.
About this curriculum
To further this mission, the American Red Cross has collaborated with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Solomon Islands Red Cross, and Nadulpan to develop a training curriculum for the youth within the RCRC Movement. This curriculum aims to enhance their understanding of climate change and empower them to take the lead in climate action.
The full training package will be available for public access later this year. Supporting microlearning that is part of the full package can be found at the links below.