After a year of trial lessons, Italian Climate Network launched in September 2016 the "School Project", a annual series of classes to explain climate change to secondary school students. The project has a multidisciplinary approach highlighting the tight connection between this issues and topics like human rights, health, waste management and climate science. The educational initiative aims at providing correct knowledge about the phenomenon of young people, raising awareness and empowering them. In March 2017, the first edition of the "School Project" ended, reaching 30 schools in 12 cities and nine Italian regions, for a total of about 1,400 students involved.
I am the author and lecturer of the “Climate and Human Rights” lesson of the Italian Climate Network’s School Project 2016/2017. I regularly travelled to Italy to deliver the project in Italian schools.
For more info please visit the Italian Climate Network website.
Italian Climate Network (ICN) regularly attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conferences with a delegation of young observers. The delegation provide support to the ICN’s advocacy action and media coverage of the conference with detailed insights on the ongoing negotiations and side event topics.
The association started its advocacy work on intergenerational equity during the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) of the UNFCCC held in Warsaw, Poland, in 2013. The initiative, ran in cooperation with many other youth climate movements worldwide, had the ambitious goal of introducing of the principle into the Paris Agreement and then to maintain its presence in the international debate on climate change. The principle was first introduced into the negotiating text during COP20 held in Lima, Perù, and then maintained in the preamble of the treaty agreed in Paris during the COP21 in 2015. These major achievements are the result of intensive advocacy work at national and international level. Italian Climate Network has also received the endorsement of Italian Minister for the Environment Gian Luca Galletti , who signed a specific declaration to support the principle during COP21.
Italian Climate Network is now advocating for the implementation of the intergenerational equity principle, and developing a new advocacy strategy related to human rights and health.
As observer at the UNFCCC COP21 (Paris), COP22 (Marrakesh), SB46 (Bonn) my contributions to the ICN’s activities have been so far:
- In-depth analysis of the negotiations, focusing on gender equality and human rights principles implementation
- Writing articles and media content production for the ICN’s technical bulletin and website
- Speaker at the side event “ACE in action: examples of youth leadership on climate change education and awareness creation” during the UNFCCC SB46 in Bonn, 2017
- Liaising and collaborating with UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency
- Developing the new ICN’s advocacy action for the implementation gender equity principles
- ICN’s spokesperson on gender and human rights topics (release of interviews for Rai News 2015, Lifegate and Giornalisti nell’Erba 2016)
For more info please visit the Italian Climate Network’s website
The Young European Council (YEC) is a regional conference bringing together passionate young people from each EU Member State. The YEC takes place inside and outside the European Parliament, European Commission and Council of the European Union. The event aims at fostering the exchange between future leaders and top policy makers and providing innovative yet realistic input to inform European policy making.
Guests of this edition:
- Mr. Michel Lebrun, President of the European Committee of Regions
- Ms. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action
- Mr. Matt Dann Secretary General, Secretary General Bruegel
- Ms. Cheryl D. Miller, Co-Founder of the Digital Leadership Institute International
In the capacity of Communication Officer for the “Young European Council ” (YEC), I coordinated the promotion (online via social media end off line through YEL’s network) and the media coverage of the event. I was also in charge of the media content production and the training of the Media Delegates participating to the YEC. The 2014 edition saw the participation of 97 young Europeans, 63% of which were recruited thanks to the social media campaign I designed and delivered.
For more information please visit Young European Leadership’s website.
The global workshop “Training for Trainers – Sexual and Reproductive Rights” was held at the Amnesty International IS in October 2014. The aim of the experience was to train AI activists and project leaders to interact and engage the public on sexual and reproductive rights issues.
I was the Project Coordinator for the logistics and Training Assistant for the global workshop “Training for Trainers on Sexual and Reproductive Rights” held at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. I coordinated the event’s logistics and delivered training on sexual and reproductive rights issues. The event involved 53 Amnesty International’s activists and project leaders from all over the world.