Thanks to a call for applications from LOJIQ, the OFQJ and in partnership with the IFDD, more than thirty young professionals and Francophone entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the West Indies and France will take the road to share their experiences and initiatives to fight against climate change. Francophone youth is full of ideas and solutions. All that remains is to pool them to win this global struggle entrenched into local realities.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to think about how to put into action the different ideas that emerged throughout the event. By taking up the six themes (adaptation to climate change, green and circular economy, innovations and clean technologies, responsible investing and green taxation, energy transition and sustainable cities), participants will be invited to discuss, in a free and active way, to identify the leads. actions to be implemented once back in their community.
About the Climate Youth Initiative
The Youth Climate Change Initiative aims to strengthen the capacities of Francophone countries most vulnerable to climate change, with priority being given to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Caribbean. Funded by the Green Fund, it is coordinated by the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie. Its implementation is ensured by LOJIQ and the Francophonie Institute for Sustainable Development, which promote international mobility and the implementation of projects aimed at young people in entrepreneurship and the green economy as well as education on climate issues. As a reminder, the Green Fund, to which 100% of the revenues generated by the carbon market auctions are paid, finances, among other things, the implementation of the measures of the 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change, which is moreover 150 shares. These projects aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve Québec society’s ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change.