Engage YOUTH in climate change adaptation

14:00–14:45 Wednesday 29 May


Room S15


Bettina Koelle (United Kingdom) 1; Brigitte Rudram (United Kingdom) 1

1 - International Institute for Environment and Development

This session will introduce: Y-Adapt. Y-Adapt is a curriculum for young people consisting of games and playful activities. This curriculum aims to accomplish three things: 1. It helps youth to understand climate change and its linkages with disaster risk reduction; 2. It helps youth to understand how this impacts their own lives and their own communities and 3. It inspires youth to take meaningful and practical action in their community and inspire others to address these climate risks. These actions are local interventions that reduce the impacts of severe weather-related events.