Canada’s Climate Emergency Unit, a project of the David Suzuki Institute, is proposing a bold new initiative - a Youth Climate Corps (YCC). According to the website, the YCC would be a “a government-funded program that would say to every person under 35 years of age: if you understand that we face a climate emergency, and you desire to meet this generational challenge now and are ready to serve, then we have a place for you; no one will be turned away.” Watch the campaign overview video.
One of the first things the YCC is going to work on is organizing “a national action with thousands of young people submitting their resumes to the government, seeking employment in this as-of-yet non-existent program.”
Although this is a Canadian initiative there are hundreds of thousands or maybe even millions of young people in countries around the world that want desperately to work on this challenge of their generation and make a decent living while doing so. What can you take from the nascent YCC movement in Canada that could be implemented in your region?