2022 International Youth Climate Summit
4:00 – 7:00 PM (UTC)

October 21, 22, 23 – 2022

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2022 International Youth Climate Summit

At the MMUN Youth Climate Summit, students will:
– Learn the latest climate change research-based information, and learn the economic and ecological consequences of climate change
– Hear from youth climate activists on their projects and their impact
– Learn strategies to respond & adapt to climate change
– How to impact climate change in their school and community
– Benefit through increased knowledge and development of leadership skills
– Network with schools across the world and beyond to learn about successful climate action

Each session will be framed by different topics to explore different aspects of the Climate Emergency. The focus of the summit will be on discussing; how did we get here, what is our responsibility, and how do we create our own personal ethic in the face of the climate crisis.

PRICING

PARTICIPATION FEE : $ 195. USD Deadline date for payment

October 10, 2022

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All study materials will be provided.

Pre-requisites

All middle and high school students are welcome to participate.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Climate Science

We will be begin with the basics of climate change. what is global warming and greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, methane, feedback loops, carbon sinks, and albedo. All the basic concepts of Climate Science will be addressed.
Sample Seminar Questions:
How are humans responsible for climate change?
How are the decisions made that impact so many of us?
What do we do to impact these enormous forces?

Transportation and Mobility

Transportation and mobility create an enormous amount of carbon dioxide, and together are the biggest single sector that contributes to climate change. In this section we will be looking at an overview of greenhouse gas distribution with a focus on the transportation sector.

Sample Seminar Questions:
How do we get people to drive less?
How do you decide what source of travel to use as we examine our carbon footprint?
What can you do to limit choosing transportation that uses fossil fuels?

Consumerism

Consumerism in all its forms has led to a vast amount of damaging environmental effects. The extraction, production, consumption, and disposal of all consumer products has created an untenable situation for the planet. We as consumers can impact this vicious cycle through our lifestyle and daily choices.

Sample Seminar Questions:

What does consumerism mean to you?
What are the impacts of consumerism for our earth and our society?
How can your personal choices impact consumerism?


Biodiversity

We are living in a time of mass extinctions where species die out because of toxins in the environment, heating of the planet, loss of habitat, non-native competition, and many other reasons. The interdependent web of relationship formed by its biodiversity creates balance and brings stability to the ecosystem. Biodiversity describes the diversity of life present in our earth’s ecosystems and measures the resilience of an ecosystem. Through this topic we will investigate the role of biodiversity in sustaining the planet and promising projects supporting biodiversity.

Sample Seminar Questions:

What is a Native Species?
What are the biggest threats to biodiversity?
How can you support biodiversity in your community?

Climate Justice

It an uncomfortable truth that those who are most responsible for the climate emergency are not those who are first and most vulnerable to it. Actions and decisions made by nations and individuals that led to our current lifestyles have created the conditions of this climate emergency. History demonstrates how colonialism and industrialism go hand in hand in planting the seeds of this crisis. The building of the colonial empire demanded the construction of race to rationalize human exploitation. This same principle is mirrored in our extractive economy, an economy in which growth is fundamental and is not bound by the needs of the ecosystem or its human cost.


Sample Seminar Questions:

What is climate justice?
What are some other economic models that can help us create such a world?
What can you do to support your community to be more just, equal, and sustainable?


Impact Strategies

Empowering people is the antidote to eco-anxiety. Our last topic will be an open discussion on what we can do now to impact climate change in our communities. Using case studies from student activists around the world, we will investigate how effective action can begin with small steps that have a big impact.

We want to hear from you – join us and share your ideas!

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