Our youth have a high awareness of complex social challenges and understand that our systems need to change in order to better prepare young people to navigate an increasingly complex future.
In recent times, young people across the globe, country, and region have been vocal in their concerns around climate change due to its potential to significantly impact their future employment, health and wellbeing and access to the natural environment.
While some youth in the region have been vocal in their advocacy to mitigate against future climate effects, they are yet to enter the conversation on how they will adapt to current and future changes that are predicted, regardless of even the most stringent mitigative actions. Other young people in the region are yet to be included in the broader climate change conversation.
Given that young people are less likely to use traditional forms of engagement, ADAPT LM will be inviting a diverse range of youth from across the region to participant in a co-design process that will shape the way that we engage them on the topic of climate change adaptation. The co-design process will ensure that the youth of Loddon Mallee are active partners in decisions around adapting to a changing climate that will directly impact their future.