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Young Green Democracy

Fellowship Event / Online

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Online via Zoom

  • Behaviour change
  • Climate change
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Communities
  • Environment
  • Youth engagement

Do you think it’s right that a 16-year-old in Edinburgh has the vote, while a 16-year-old who lives a few miles south does not? Do you believe young people have sufficient agency to design their own sustainable future wherever they live? Do our existing democratic structures help the young to address the challenges of the future?

Join with young people from England and Scotland to confront the big issues on democracy during the UN climate conference COP26. Year 12 students from Consett Academy are visiting Glasgow for COP on 2nd November, and they will host this afternoon debate the following week from their home academy in north east England. They will undertake to elect a young green democratic council going forward. They will also produce a manifesto for a local green development plan for their home town, growing a model for the design of a regenerative future that might transfer anywhere. We’d like your input, now and through the coming year. We will be joined by politicians and experts from Scotland and England, but the students are in charge of the outcomes for this debate and for their own lives.

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