Comhairle na nÓg 31 youth councils across the country
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Climate Conversations 2021

March – May 2021

As part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action (NDCA), a period of citizen consultation commenced in March to inform the forthcoming Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2021. A specific youth strand is a key part of this, and consultations with members of Comhairle na nÓg lie at the heart of this process from the outset.

The Citizen Focus Strand of the NDCA will be delivered through 3 interlinked ‘climate conversations’ with the following components:

CLIMATE CONVERSATION – ON- LINE STRAND:

A broad online climate conversation open to all citizens (over 16 years of age) and all groups/structures with an interest in putting their views forward.

Link to survey here: https://climateconversations.citizenspace.com/decc/climateactionplan2021/consultation/

 

YOUTH CLIMATE CONVERSATION – LOCAL LEVEL

Members of 12 selected Comhairlí na nÓg have been invited to participate in this in-depth locally focused conversation. The design of the discussion guide for these local level climate conversations was developed in collaboration with a Climate Youth Advisory Committee.  These sessions will provide an opportunity for members of Comhairle na nÓg to meet up online for a structured conversation about their hopes and concerns, ideas for climate action in their local area, and how to support deeper youth engagement in climate issues. Their feedback, which will be integrated into a summary ‘climate conversations’ report, is also intended to inform the development of the 2021 national Climate Action Plan currently being drafted.

 

CLIMATE CONVERSATION – IN DEPTH CITIZEN CONVERSATION

A selection of young people from Comhairle and a number of other national youth organisations have been invited to participate in a more in-depth conversation on issues arising from the above consultations. These will take place in mid-late April