The topic at hand pertains to the phenomenon of climate change and its effects on human well-being. Beyond its evident impact on the #environment, climate
Climate change has serious implications for young people’s health and futures, but they have little control over it, making them vulnerable to climate anxiety. Based on the largest international study, young people expressed negative feelings related to climate anxiety and their future, such as fear, abandonment, sadness, anxiety, helplessness, and guilt. According to the initial desk research by partners, no data on young people’s emotions related to climate change is available in partner countries. As a consequence, youth workers, as the primary providers of education and support to young people, do not have the necessary knowledge and tools to address it. Therefore, the EMBRACE project aims to – better understand the feelings, thoughts, and impacts associated with climate change among young people (aged 16-29) in Lithuania, Italy, and Greece.
– to equip youth workers (educators, social workers, teachers, and others) with the necessary knowledge, skills, tools, and competencies to properly educate and prepare young people to tackle climate anxiety.
The ultimate goal of the ‘EMBRACE’ is to build a resilient, innovative, and modern youth education system, that will enable young people to overcome climate anxiety and empower them to become agents for positive environmental change.