From Eco-Anxiety to Eco-Optimism: Listening to a Generation of Resilient Youth
Today’s young people experience the impact of climate change every day. As a result, eco-anxiety—the fear of environmental doom—is rife among young people around the world. At the same time, the world is looking to this generation to come up with solutions to save our future.
A new global survey on eco-anxiety found that while many are talking about the fear that young people have around climate change, few are telling the story of the optimism and action that define how they want to deal with it. The survey found that instead of despair, this generation is making a choice to be optimistic, realistic, and resilient.
In this session, we’ll discuss:
- What are young people’s view on this ever-changing world and what they need from leaders to turn resilience into action?
- How can we leverage youth optimism and turn it into action—for young people, but also to build climate resilience for all of us?