Ecoserveis and the Catalan municipality of Granollers talk about how youth can influence and contribute to climate and energy policies at the local level.
Ecoserveis and the Municipality of Granollers organized a workshop at the UNFCCC COP25 (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties number 25). The workshop addressed the topic on how young people, the most affected by climate change, could help municipalities enhance local climate plans that are effective on creating a climate-resilient planet by 2050.
In the participatory workshop, the team that comes from a non-profit consultancy (Ecoserveis) and a public local body (Granollers Municipality) presented the method they are using under an Erasmus+ European Union funded project called EYES.
The participants were able to exchange ideas on how the view of young people could be included in climate planning by reflecting on the barriers that do not currently allow the view of young people to be included in local planning and possible recommendations for policy-makers.
This project is aimed at engaging youth in sustainable energy planning. It implements an innovative method to encourage and facilitate the participation of young people in sustainable energy and climate planning at the local level in six countries: Denmark, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland and Spain.
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