CENN, the Kakheti Regional Development Fund (KRDF), the Chiatura Union (ACU), the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Agritourism Development Association (RLS-ADA), and the Young Pedagogues Union (YPU) within the framework of the EU-supported Georgia Climate Program joined the EU Green Week 2021 and together are celebrating this event by organizing a large-scale campaign – Act4Climate. The campaign aims to raise awareness in the community, especially among young people, about climate change and simple daily actions to help reduce climate change and mitigate its negative effects.
The large-scale Youth Campaign Act4Climate will be held simultaneously on June 22, from 11:00 to 15:30, in four target municipalities – Ozurgeti, Chiatura, Ambrolauri, Akhmeta.
Campaign participants will have the opportunity to engage in cognitive and fun activities. The large-scale campaign includes a thematic panel on climate change; a masterclass – New Life of Old Items, led by Shoko Chachua, the founder of Ventilator; a masterclass led by Marie Bendeliani, the founder of 7R Georgia; a fun quiz on climate change; “Climate Change Seen Through My Eyes” youth competition artwork exhibition, an award ceremony for the winners of the competition; and symbolic action of painting thematic street art on walls.
The campaign will involve Young European Ambassadors, who will share their environmental activism experiences with campaign participants, introduce them to the activities of young European ambassadors, and provide information about the competitions and events they have planned.
The event will also feature thematic information stands, where attendees will have the opportunity to learn about knowledge materials and informational brochures about youth opportunities and the activities of partner organizations.
To raise climate change awareness and engage the population, especially young people, a 1-week social media campaign, Climate in Focus, will be launched on CENN’s Facebook page on June 15. The media campaign will allow viewers to receive information and interesting tips on climate change and mitigation.
The EU delegation to Georgia, representatives of local and regional governments, and project partner organizations will participate in the campaign.
Green Week is an annual worldwide event on sustainable development organized by the European Union. During the week, various types of events and thematic debates are held around specific topics. The theme for 2021 is zero pollution for healthy people and the planet.
The Goal of the Campaign
Act for Climate is a comprehensive campaign that aims to educate and empower youth and adults in Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kakheti regions about the power of our daily choices and the huge impact these choices have on the climate change, health and wellbeing of both ourselves, and our planet. The social event will raise awareness in all levels of society about the role of civil society in tackling climate change. This will be done through the event’s comprehensive educational and social activities that will involve the target audience of the GEO-CAP project. The event will take place simultaneously in four of the project’s target municipalities and will involve the project partners, youth, eco-clubs, educational institutions, and local authorities and media representatives.
About the EU-supported Georgia Climate Program (GEO-CAP)
With the support of the EU, in 2021 CENN launched the Georgia Climate Program (GEO-CAP). The project supports Georgia to act on climate change by introducing climate friendly behaviour and reinforcing cooperation and trust between state and non-state actors, strengthening regional CSOs via supporting the implementation of concrete initiatives together with local communities and empowering people to engage in advocacy processes that will result in collaborative climate actions in the target regions of the project.
CENN will implement the GEO-CAP over the next 4 years together with partner organizations in 4 target regions (Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi, and Kakheti) with the Human Rights-Based Approach approach.
The European Union supported Georgia Climate Action Program (GEO-CAP) is implemented by CENN together with the Kakheti Regional Development Fund (KRDF), the Chiatura Union (ACU), the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Agrotourism Development Association (RLS-ADA), and the Young Pedagogue’s Union (YPU). The target municipalities of the project are Gurjaani, Sagarejo, Akhmeta, Zestaponi, Tkibuli, Chiatura, Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Oni, and Ambrolauri. The total budget of the project is 1 million euros.