Following the retreat, the Youth Climate Network was formed by participants to continue to collaborate on projects and extend their knowledge and skills to other motivated young people.
The Youth Climate Network continued to foster the momentum that the Youth Climate Retreat begun and despite the challenges the COVID-19 presented ADAPT was able to deliver an event that connected young people with Traditional Owners from Dja Dja Wurrung to hear about climate change impacts on Country and build cultural awareness. You can read more about the event HERE
ADAPT Loddon Mallee continued to work with young people to ensure their voices were including in the Climate Ready Plan. The Youth Climate Advisory Board (Y-CAB) was set up in March 2021. A diverse group of young people from across the region were recruited to review the DRAFT Climate Ready Plan and give us recommendations. The group worked together over the course of six online meetings, led by youth facilitator Tiana Sixsmith. The recommendations were compiled in a report that you can download HERE
Following the Y-CAB feedback comprehensive changes were included in the Climate Ready Plan and we look forward to working further with young people in the Loddon Mallee to deliver on those priority actions.
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