The World Council of Churches (WCC) intergenerational climate justice project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Keeling Curve Prize, a recognition for initiatives that offer solutions to reduce global warming.
The WCC project stems from Churches’ Commitments to Children, a partnership between the WCC and UNICEF. Many WCC member churches worldwide expressed their readiness to support adolescents engaging around initiatives for climate justice through church-run schools, Sunday schools and summer camps.
The intergenerational climate justice project aims to provide these churches worldwide with tools and know-how to enable effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through youth engagement initiatives, with a focus on influencing policies and legislation, and promoting good practices.
By January 2020, the WCC aims to have 50% of its constituency with activities in place that build the capacity of young people to act as climate activists and measure the footprint of their community and key institutions.
Winners of the Keeling Curve Prize will be announced on 28 June.