The Hellenic Observatory participated in the Cyprus Forum 2022 with a joint HO/ELIAMEP panel discussion on Attitudes and Activism towards Climate Change among Young People in Greece and Cyprus.
The panel discussion was held on 30 September.
The challenges of climate change are acute in the Eastern Mediterranean, a hotspot of rising temperatures. Climate change prompts collaboration and interconnectivity, yet the region is unconnected and steeped in conflict. How do young people see the challenges of climate change and what needs to be done? We compare attitudes and activism among young people in Greece and Cyprus, based on original fieldwork research. What do they think needs to be done? How does politics need to change? What might result from giving youth a stronger voice on this key agenda for the future? ELIAMEP and the Hellenic Observatory bring together experts to help us understand what may change.
Professor Spyros Spyrou and Dr Eleni Theodorou presented completed research from their project ‘There is No Plan(et) B: youth activism in the fight against climate change in Cyprus’, funded by the Hellenic Observatory's Research Programme, sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
This event was chaired by Professor Kevin Featherstone, Director of the Hellenic Observatory.
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Read the event's recap and the speakers' main points here.
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