Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement: What are young people doing and what can they do? Views from experts in the field


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On November 19, over 120 practitioners, academics, elementary and high school students attended an event organized by Equity for Children at The New School entitled “Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement”, co-sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center. Through presentations and an interactive discussion with the audience five young panelists highlighted how urban children and youth can and have brought solutions to current environmental issues and proposed ways for children, youth and young people to be engaged politically in promoting their own agenda for policy.  Read more…
(Photo credit: Amanda Ghanooni)

iMatter Kids vs. Global Warming: A Youth-led Initiative to Fight Climate Change


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iMatter began as a simple presentation by a 12-year old boy, Alec Loorz, who wanted to take on climate change denial and engage other young people in demanding action. Read more…
 
Youth Council Member (Photo: iMatter)

Child Centered Climate Change Adaptation (4CA) in the Pacific Islands


 4CAThis case study focuses on the ‘Child-Centered Climate Change Adaptation (4CA)’ program, which supported communities in six Pacific Island Countries to adapt to the risks and challenges of climate change. Read more…
(Photo: SIDT)

Your Century! Children Teaching Children About The Environment


Your century 3Synchronicity Earth convened over 100 young people to actively explore their  relationship to the planet through encounters with environmental activists, spoken word artists, film-makers,  artists  and explorers. Read more…

Give Kids a Seat at the Table and a Voice at Climate Talks


 PI 2Climate change is increasingly understood as an issue of inter-generational justice, and it has become a truism that today's children will bear the brunt of our inaction. Read more…
 
(Photo: Plan International) 

 

Schedule


“Urban Inequities and Children” Conference – April 28-29, 2016 at The New School, New York

On April 28 and 29, 2016, Equity for Children, in partnership with the Center for New York City Affairs, is organizing a two-day conference with the support of the Fundacion Corona, the Van Leer Foundation, the Global Urban Futures project at The New School, and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

“Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement” – November 19, 2015 at The New School, New York

On November 19, 2015,  Equity for Children hosted an event on "Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement" at The New School in New York City. This seminar examined the role of young people in promoting policy action on climate change in cities. 

“The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection” – October 22-24, 2015, Madrid, Spain

On October 22-24, 2015, Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, participated in Educo’s First International Congress entitled, “The Wellbeing and Rights of Children: A Debate on Child Protection".  

Specials


“Child Poverty: What drives it and what it means to children across the world”, A New Publication by Save the Children

This report from our Coalition to End Child Poverty Partner, Save the Children, takes a look into the lives of children living in poverty in key countries around the world, highlighting what drives child poverty and why it persists, even in some of the world’s richest economies.

Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa – Call for Papers

According to a path-breaking study commissioned by UNICEF in 2003, child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa was extremely high. Although, the situation has since improved in many countries, given the rate of population growth, the decline is too low to make a dent in the total number of children living in poverty, contrary to the trend of adult poverty.

Equity for Children joins the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty

In November 2015, Equity for Children joined the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. The Coalition consists of a group of child focused agencies and research organizations from different countries led by UNICEF and Save the Children.

Equity for Children is an initiative of the Graduate Program of International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York City. Our organization strives to advance an agenda of social justice, human rights and social equality for children worldwide in order to strengthen children’s well being by diminishing child poverty, marginalization and inequality.