Young people’s commitment to climate 

Over the last few decades, young people’s civic commitment to the environment has become a major societal topic. Young people are increasingly aware of environmental issues and have become key players in the fight to protect the planet by taking small and more significant actions such as protest walks, volunteering, waste storing, or even being conscious of their own impact on their environment. 

The UComE project aims to help young people in their desire to be active in various causes; environmental protection is one of them. The online project management platform gives you the opportunity to structure your ideas and create an action plan for the projects that motivate you.  

Here are a few key points about young people’s civic commitment and ecology. 

Underpinning young people’s commitment to climate change is a heightened collective awareness of issues such as biodiversity loss, air and water pollution, and deforestation, to name but a few. 

Online activism and the emergence of youth movements such as Fridays for the Future (initiated by Greta Thunberg) have only accelerated the creation of platforms to raise awareness, mobilise as many young people as possible, and pressure governments and businesses. The latter are being urged to take strong measures, mainly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect ecosystems and promote the use of renewable energies. 

Environmental education has played a part in raising awareness. Even though the education system has already begun to make the transition and now talks more deeply about the environment, there is a cry for more education in this area. Raising the awareness of future generations is the primary reason for this. 

Another benefit is the opportunity to participate in concrete actions such as cleaning up beaches, planting trees and promoting sustainable lifestyles. These give everyone the opportunity, at their level, to get active and get involved in ecological actions. 

Finally, technological innovation and political commitment offer young people real hope of making a difference and impacting the environment. Technological innovation enables them to develop innovative and promising solutions for the future. There are two ways of getting involved in politics: standing for office or voting. Both offer a chance to take long-term action. 

Young people’s civic engagement in environmental protection is a powerful movement that has already significantly impacted global environmental policies. It shows that young people have a crucial role in creating a more sustainable future and preserving the planet for future generations. However, it is sometimes difficult to take action when you are young, especially if it is your first time being active in an area.  

So, what are you waiting for to take action? Use the new UComE tool to plan it:  The online project management platform

Bibliography : 

Cojean, T. (2023, January 25). Ecologie : Une jeunesse volontaire mais en demande d’accompagnement. L’Etudiant.  

Corbin, E., Mieyaa, Y., Huet-Gueye, M., & Beaumatin, A. (2021, December 1). L’engagement politico-Climatique des jeunes : Une Sphère de sociali… Tréma.  

Young People Express commitment towards Environmental Protection: United nations development programme. UNDP. (2020, June 9).