Author: Lisa Gray
Intended for people aged teens to mid-20s (and those who love, teach, or mentor them), the book lays out a practical and replicable template for meaningful youth action in response to climate change.
This is a marvellously clear and helpful book for anyone in their teens or early twenties wishing to become involved in fighting climate change. One of the best means for doing so are the Youth Climate Courts, an increasingly popular and efective method being pursued to encourage governments to act.
Tom Kerns is the Founder/Director of Environment and Human Rights Advisory and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at North Seattle College in the United States of America. His work brings human rights norms to bear on environmental issues, especially in the context of the climate crisis.
The book is short, about 100 pages if you skip all the footnotes, and easily readable. It tells you all you need to know to organize your own Youth Climate Court. Please click Read More for an audio clip of the book’s “Dear Reader” preface.
Dear Youth Climate Courts Community, The little Youth Climate Courts book is now out and available for purchase just as the COP26 climate meetings are finishing up. Learn more here.
Our Summer 2021 Newsletter is out! Read about the exciting developments!
On May 14, 2018, a respected international human-rights court, the Rome-based Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, began a week-long hearing on the impacts of fracking and climate change on human and Earth rights. In its advisory opinion, the Tribunal ruled that fracking systematically violates substantive and procedural human rights; that governments are complicit in the rights violations; […]
Youth Climate Courts will be hosting its first trial in Oregon in June, 2021. The trial will be conducted by eight articulate young women who are going to make their voices heard in a public and meaningful way. These high school students are planning to hold their city government accountable for failing to meet its […]
Though not directly related to YCCs, some of you may be interested in a development opportunity provided by the Sant’Anna school. They are holding a workshop for legal practitioners and scholars on climate change litigation and human rights on May 6th and 7th. This workshop will update participants on the use of human rights arguments […]
The YCC team will be participating in a panel as a part of the Organizing 2.0 Conference on April 16th and 17th. This conference is focused on bringing together a variety of leaders and organizations to give people access to new skills and strategies to succeed professionally. The panel will include YCC founder Tom Kerns, […]