AlpWeek Youth & Climate How can young people in the Alps be involved in shaping their future?

Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Young people’s views on climate change in the Alps will be the main theme of the AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020, to be held from 9th to 10th December 2020 in Nice (France).
Climate change is certainly a global phenomenon, but its impact is particularly acute in the mountains, with the disappearance of glaciers, an increase in natural hazards such as landslides, and changes in snow cover and watercourse patterns. It is also changing at a much faster rate in mountainous areas (up 2°C in the Alps since the pre-industrial era) than the global average increase of 1°C.
The living environment and occupations considered today as typically ‘Alpine’ will no doubt evolve in the future, due in particular to climate change. At the AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020, the focus will be on what this means for the younger generation. How do young people perceive the changes in landscapes and natural environment linked to climate change? What environment will they live in?
The AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020 will provide an opportunity to compare views and experiences in order to come up with answers to these questions. Change will come about more quickly if young people are actively involved in, or even devise the solutions sought themselves. The organisers of the AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020 therefore feel it is essential to grant them a prominent role in the programme and debates that will be held during the event.

For more information please see www.alpweek.org/2020

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