Imaginative World-Building: Youth on Environmental Peacebuilding

The impacts of climate change increase the risk of violence and disproportionately affect under-resourced communities, making climate change a threat to peace and justice worldwide. However, local responses to climate change led by youth provide important opportunities for imaginative world-building and peacebuilding. This session will highlight the active work of youth leaders in environmental peacebuilding around the world, featuring perspectives from a coalition of over 90 youth leaders from over 40 unique countries. Where global leadership has lagged behind, youth are stepping up, working to imagine and build the just and peaceful future they envision. They will offer a much-needed prophetic and hopeful voice at COP27.


Organized by ASU Global Futures Lab and The Institute for Climate & Peace