Canada has committed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. While we have many options for achieving net zero emissions, the journey ahead is not straightforward.
We are three youth-led organizations based in "Canada" - Youth Climate Lab, Future Ancestors Services Inc., and Student Energy, looking to build cross-sectoral connections and share our stories and knowledge about what it looks for young people to engage in building net zero futures.
We are partnering with the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, whose recent report considers over 60 scenarios including safe bets & wild cards in policies and decision-making which get us closer to net zero futures.
Open Studio Breakdown
We know three hours feels like a long time to dedicate, so we want to share our approach with you. Over the course of the session, participants will engage with the following:
1. Storytelling: For the first 40 minutes, we will have two incredible storytellers explore their engagement with the report, and share about ways in which we can all bring our stories to the work of net zero goals.
2. Asynchronous Reflection: Over 45 minutes, we will take a break from our screens and, at the pace our bodies need, reflect on several questions about the Institute's Report. We will send out these questions ahead of time, so you have a chance to think through them, as well as respond to them at your own pace.
3. Sharing & Building Together: For the last 45 minutes, we'll share back reflections and learn from one another in breakout groups.
For those of us who don't see ourselves represented in “traditional” climate spaces, we hope that our Open Studio serves as a reminder that our stories and lived experiences inform this technical work – and stand alone as important and valid bodies of knowledge.