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Youth Climate Summit 2018

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow

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Join us at the third Youth Climate Summit to explore the 'Just Transition', what it means for you and how you can get involved.


WHAT IS THE JUST TRANSITION

A theory of change for the low carbon transition that seeks to consider and involve all people, parties and groups in the transition so that it is fair and just for everyone.


WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR

In order for Scotland to have a fair and just transition, we need to ensure young people’s voices are heard. This event is free and open to any young person between the ages of 18-35 in Scotland who is interested in learning more about the 'Just Transition' and what it means for them.


WHAT WILL BE COVERED

The event will welcome influential speakers and a host of workshop sessions to explore the following questions:

  • How can young people starting out in their careers develop skills that are suitable, and how can existing skills be transferred?
  • How do we ensure people whose livelihoods are based on carbon intensive industries are not left behind in a shift towards a more sustainable economy?
  • How can young people influence the decision making of nations and businesses to move towards a low carbon, just society?

The event will also showcase how young people in Scotland are taking action on climate change and will identify the role young people hold in driving Scotland through positive change.


KEY SPEAKERS

  • Alan Mahon, Co-Founder of Brewgooder, the craft beer brand on a mission to bring 1,000,000 people clean drinking water;
  • Nik Gowing, International broadcaster, Thinking the Unthinkable. News presenter for BBC World News 1996-2014;
  • Samantha Smith, Director of the Just Transition Centre;
  • Benjamin Lang, 2050 Young Leader;
  • Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland


Dietary Requirements

  • A vegetarian/vegan lunch will be provided. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know in the registration form.

Venue Access Information

  • Please let us know when booking if you require additional assistance. All of the Concert Hall's auditoriums are fully accessible to those with mobility difficulties and wheelchair spaces are available. Access to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is via the north entrance at Killermont Street and all entrances at City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket are at ground level. For more information visit https://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/Pages/venue-access.aspx

Apply to Our Travel Grant

  • If you are travelling a long distance to get to this event, or find the cost of travel a barrier for attending, we may be able to help. The applicationfor the travel grant is now closed.

Supporting the Year of Young People 2018

  • The Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements and contributions of our country's young people.
  • The 2050 Climate Group is proud to be able to support YOYP2018 and young people on climate action each and every year.


Special thanks to our Summit partners and funders ScottishPower Foundation, SEPA, Scottish Government and Young Scot.

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