IE University participates in the European project 1Planet4All to combat climate crisis
1Planet4All is a project that seeks to promote the active participation and commitment of European youth in the fight against the climate emergency. It is part of the DEAR program of Education for Development and Awareness, an initiative of the European Commission Commission and with the support of 14 development and humanitarian aid NGOs—including Ayuda en Acción (Aid in Action)—the 1Planet4All project seeks to bring together young individuals to help achieve the 2023 objectives.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned activist or a first-time supporter, everyone at IE University is welcome to take part in this all-important initiative. Watch the video to find out more.
What’s the goal?
The initiative has three primary objectives. Firstly, the goal is to raise awareness among over 8.5 million Europeans between the ages of 15 to 35 to help them understand the challenges of the climate crisis, and the impact it’s having on countries in the Global South.
Beyond raising awareness, the initiative seeks to train the up-and-coming generation to provide them with the tools of change. Finally, students are challenged to put this new knowledge into practice and begin searching for solutions in their respective countries. The idea is to encourage a new wave of leaders and activists, passionate about fighting for a more sustainable world without leaving anyone behind.
IE University students are welcome to take as large or small a role as they wish in the project. This can take the form of:
- Seminars. Attend and combine skill sets with students from other IE University Schools.
- Workshops. Practical experiences developed by the International Development faculty and last a day in total.
- Capstones. Tutor-supervised group projects or academic work for real clients with 3–4 students.
- Digital campaigns. Write articles, organize conferences or develop climate-focused digital campaigns.
For individuals with a busy schedule, there are also many other opportunities on campus thanks to the support of the ECO Club, SDG Club and other IE University societies.
This is a defining moment in the global climate emergency and the action we take now will have a lasting impact on our collective future. The 1Planet4All initiative is an incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact that will be felt for generations to come.
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