The Youth Climate Network is a space for young people living in the Loddon Mallee region to connect with other like-minded people, share information and learnings, and have their voice heard on the issue of adapting to climate change in their local communities.
Collaboration and co-design are key principles of the Youth Climate Network. We cannot assume to know what young people think or how they want to address this problem. The Network is a safe channel to ensure that their opinions are heard, validated and that they are active partners in decision making that will affect their futures.
The Youth Climate Retreat was a starting point to engage young people in the conversation on climate change adaption and understand how we can best support them. It sought to create connections between young people living in Loddon Mallee and empower them with the skills and confidence to communicate and facilitate change in their communities and amongst their peers.
The Youth Climate Network will continue to foster the momentum that the Youth Climate Retreat has begun whilst building the leadership capacity of our future leaders,
Read on to find out what happened at the Youth Climate Retreat.