P.E.A.C.E. for Nature

Participate in Environmental Activism through Civic Engagement for Nature

February - December 2024

The background

P.E.A.C.E. for Nature (Participate in Environmental Activism through Civic Engagement for Nature) is a project coordinated by SCI’s Climate Team. It is a group of young members from various SCI organisations, focusing on advancing climate justice within the SCI network and globally. Acting as SCI’s hub for youth climate action, the team is committed to promoting a sustainable and equitable future.

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing global issues society faces nowadays. Whether it is a current economic crisis, feminist issues, the rise of global conflict threats etc., all of those issues can be directly connected with how humans have been exploiting our planet and becoming dependent on fossil fuels. 

As a part of the Climate Team, we believe that SCI’s mission as a peace organisation should be an active engagement in climate activism. For that to happen we need to create a new network of climate activists working with our branches on new actions and projects. We also need more people who can share their knowledge and help youth find their way to becoming a climate activist. 

That is where the idea of P.E.A.C.E. emerged – with this project, directed mainly at youth workers, we want to prepare more SCI’s activists for training youth and facilitating the process of creating diverse, sustainable and effective movement within SCI.

floral peace sign. Peace in Diversity written

The objectives

Understanding the variety of ways in which one can be a climate activist

Equipping young people with knowledge and skills for climate advocacy

 

Creation of an international climate activist network within SCI

 

Ensuring the sustainability of the Climate Team

 

Equipping young people with tools to prevent the activist burn-out

 

Take co-responsibility for the peaceful future of Europe.

The activities

The project includes 5 main activities:

P.E.A.C.E. for Nature Training

Pniewy, Poland | 22 – 29 June 2024 | 25 Participants

outline SCI Climate Team action plan and

a toolkit for climate activism.

Follow-up Programme

July – Sep | online | twice a month

Six online meetings (organisational skills and know-how on decision-making processes)

Two new climate-related proposals are expected to arise

Local actions & Co-creation

July – Nov2024

Local actions with branches of training’s participants

 

Webinar: PEACE for Nature

Online | 1st week of Dec 2024

webinar disseminates the project’s results to SCI members and other IVS networks.

 

Climate Action toolkit

STAY TUNED!

Soon, the toolkit will be available! 

Partners

Funders

P.E.A.C.E for Nature is co-funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the CERV Programme of the European Union.

Logo of the European Youth Foundation and Council of Europe.