Environmental Advocacy

Why do we do advocacy?

At YEE, we believe in incorporating the youth’s perspective into environmental advocacy. Our goal is to promote ambitious, inclusive action that addresses climate change and its consequences.

We understand that young people have a unique perspective on the environment and are often the most affected by the consequences of climate change. By involving the youth in our advocacy work, we hope to create a more sustainable future for all.

Our approach is to engage and empower young people to take action in their communities and beyond. We provide resources and support to help them develop their leadership skills and become effective advocates for the environment.

We also recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in environmental advocacy. We strive to create a space where all voices are heard and valued, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

Together, the team aims to

Topics we work on

Environmental Law

We encourage youth to utilise the law to achieve environmental goals, hold states accountable, protect citizen rights, advocate for more ambitious climate and biodiversity policies, and ensure access to justice in environmental law matters.

Environmental Policy

We support intergenerational perspectives in global environmental policy and a good understanding of the political and economic diversity of Europe.

Climate Justice

We stand for climate justice. We fight for stronger regional and international agreements and implementation rooted in social justice and intergenerational principles.

Intersectionality

We raise awareness regarding the diverse issues faced by different groups in the context of the climate crisis and create educational resources that enhance mindfulness around the importance of the intersectionality approach.

Ocean Conservation

We spread awareness on the ocean and marine conservation issues through ocean literacy and climate-ocean advocacy

Sustainable Energy

We build the capacity of young individuals and their involvement in energy policy-making. We strive to provide resources and information to youth on sustainable energy and the green transition.

Green Finance

We want to increase awareness of the youth in the green finance sector and promote discussions on ESG. We aim to improve transparency in green finance investments.

Biodiversity

We aim to raise awareness and advocate for policies promoting biodiversity restoration and enhancement. It highlights the importance of biodiversity conservation and the impact of habitat loss and species extinction in Europe.

Environmental Law

We encourage youth to utilise the law to achieve environmental goals, hold states accountable, protect citizen rights, advocate for more ambitious climate and biodiversity policies, and ensure access to justice in environmental law matters.

Environmental Policy

We support intergenerational perspectives in global environmental policy and a good understanding of the political and economic diversity of Europe.

Climate Justice

We stand for climate justice. We fight for stronger regional and international agreements and implementation rooted in social justice and intergenerational principles.

Intersectionality

We raise awareness regarding the diverse issues faced by different groups in the context of the climate crisis and create educational resources that enhance mindfulness around the importance of the intersectionality approach.

Ocean Conservation

We spread awareness on the ocean and marine conservation issues through ocean literacy and climate-ocean advocacy

Sustainable Energy

We build the capacity of young individuals and their involvement in energy policy-making. We strive to provide resources and information to youth on sustainable energy and the green transition.

Green Finance

We want to increase awareness of the youth in the green finance sector and promote discussions on ESG. We aim to improve transparency in green finance investments.

Biodiversity

We aim to raise awareness and advocate for policies promoting biodiversity restoration and enhancement, highlighting the importance of biodiversity conservation and the impact of habitat loss and species extinction in Europe.

Advocacy Working Group

In August 2020, Youth and Environment Europe set up new Advocacy Working group – an ambitious initiative to ensure even stronger participation of young people in environmental and climate governance processes, building closer links with decision-makers and advocating for action on climate change.

Who are the advocacy Liaison Officers?

While committed to specific and diverse tasks, the volunteer liaison officers effectively make a team – the Advocacy Working Group – intended to support each other. 

How does the advocacy team work together?

Our advocacy team is operating on a volunteering basis. YEE has been hosting volunteers for over ten years. With a decade of experience working with volunteers, we can ensure a positive and supportive work environment with many opportunities for professional and personal growth. We value diversity, learning from each other, and intercultural learning.

What does the team do?

Some of the work tasks of advocacy officers include: officially representing YEE in regard to partner organisations, attending external meetings and events, strengthening communication, and directing advocacy with some of our partner organisations.

News from the Advocacy Working Group

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A Coevolution Tale: Humans, Plants, and Insects

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Have you ever wondered how the intricate relationship between insects, plants, and humans came to be? Let's travel through time...

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Let’s look at some of these arthropods that are often hidden in plain sight

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently delivered decisions on three climate change-related cases. The webinar will unpack the...

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Learn about the risks for ecosystems posed by climate change identified in the EEA's Climate Risk Assessment.

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