It is the face of millions of people who are forced to flee their homes every year and of young generations on whom climate inaction will take a heavy toll tomorrow.
Without their voices, this climate debate remains an echo chamber. It’s time to let them speak out loud and connect their stories to the crucial political decisions being made in Brussels.
On 27 March at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, we call on activists, researchers and organisations to take part in the conference ‘Change Talks – civil society dialogues on social and climate justice’ organised by the Climate of Change campaign, in the framework of the DEAR Programme funded by the European Union.
The event starting at 9 AM will bring together academics, policymakers, grassroots activists from the Global South and youth representatives to discuss the great human and social challenges posed by the climate crisis.
Two panel discussions with experts, decision-makers and activists will be held during the day. The first will address the phenomenon of climate change-induced migration, as one of the biggest challenges of the globalised world. The second will be focused on a rights-based path towards a sustainable economic system, which is at the root of the climate crisis and related migration
There will be on-site activities, exhibitions and materials at the event venue. Participants will enjoy free coffee and lunch between sessions.
In the afternoon there will be a peer learning session, organised by youth organisations and open to interaction with participants, to share good practices and stories on youth and citizen engagement on climate justice topics.
It’s high time for a climate of change. Do you want to be part of it?