Hosted by CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Global Youth Forum is a combination of expert panels, trans-media storytelling, and the opportunity for local youth to engage with both academic experts and community groups. 

Theme: Climate Change & Sustainability in the Global Context
Friday, December 15, 2017

8:30 am to 2:30 pm

High school students are invited for a free, one-day conference on climate change & sustainability at the CIGI Campus (67 Erb Street West, Waterloo).

Students will be able to appreciate the complexity of responding to climate change by describing the causes and impact of the crisis (e.g., fossil fuels, greenhouse gasses), expressing the interdependent systems that contribute to the issue (i.e., legal, social, economic), and predicting potential responses and the perspectives from which they arise (i.e., mitigation vs. adaptation).

Students will engage in a variety of learning venues including a plenary address, breakout speakers, simulations, and panel discussion offered by preeminent scholars from CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Lunch will be provided and students will have an opportunity to engage with local community groups responding to the issues.

Capacity for this event is limited to 250 students, and all students should register through their teacher/school representative.  For additional details or to register for the event, please contact Muriel O’Doherty at [email protected].