Mobilizing Youths for Climate Action: Citizen Science and Innovation in Monitoring and Achieving the SDGs

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Citizen Science can be effective in contributing to the progress towards and the monitoring of the SDGs targets and indicators. At the same time, the 2030 Agenda repeatedly refers to children and young people as “critical agents of change”.

In this workshop, you will hear from the transdisciplinary student teams who have been selected in the Crowd4SDG programme that promotes the development of citizen science projects aimed at tackling the SDG’s, with a focus on climate action. The participants, who have been chosen through an online selection and coaching of citizen-generated ideas on climate and gender issues in autumn 2021, are following a robust innovation cycle called GEAR (Gather, Evaluate, Accelerate, Refine). They are now finetuning the implementation of their citizen science projects to tackle the SDGs in their local communities.

We are inviting you to join us to explore ways in which youths can learn to become innovators for the SDGs, and opportunities for scaling up, and help the teams to move their projects towards deployment.

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The Crowd4SDG consortium (UNIGE, CERN, CSIC, IIIA, Politecnico di Milano, UNITAR, Universite de Paris and Learning Planet Institute) promotes citizen science aimed at the SDGs, focusing on Climate Action. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020  research and innovation programme under agreement No. 872944

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