For once, Zero does not represent a negative judgment but a symbol of personal commitment to the fight against climate change. In fact, zero is the value of emissions that the European Union wants to reach by 2050. An ambitious goal that sees the commitment of institutions and citizens, starting from the youngest.
The objective of the initiative “Zero in Condotta: information actions conducted by young people, teachers and citizens towards the reduction of environmental impact”, co-financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and which sees CESVI as the leader, is to provide tools and new spaces for dialogue to the actors of formal and informal education to take action with training actions to combat climate change, after having fully understood the mechanisms. In line with the UNESCO approach to Global Citizenship Education, the initiative aims to make young players protagonists of the ongoing ecological transition and thus contribute to “individual and collective change for the creation of a more sustainable and just world”.
The action involves educational institutions, public and private territorial bodies, and citizens in this effort, each in its own educational function, each supported by a different project partner in terms of specialization, innovation, and educational function: Step4, Cittadinanzattiva, Invento Lab, Italian Climate Network, PuntoSud and Change For Planet.
The main target of the initiative is therefore young people, for whom local Peer education and Changemaker courses will be created. Both paths will allow the strengthening of information related to the theme of climate change, of local, national, and global political strategies for the ecological transition and the reduction of the environmental impact, of active participation and decision-making processes. The deepening of these issues will allow young people to take action themselves, encourage other young people to take action, and become protagonists of the ecological transition and local urban regeneration.
All the pathways are candidates to be included in the PCTO program (former school-work alternation) and the recently introduced Constitution and Citizenship/Civic Education pathways.
Further beneficiaries, at the national level, are the teachers, who will be provided with information and materials aimed at strengthening their knowledge and training methodologies on the project topics.
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