Ensuring young people feel inspired to play a meaningful role in the transition to our future energy system
We know the energy transition to a net zero future is not only a technical challenge but also a societal and cultural one.
Young people have an important contribution to make in decisions that impact on their lives, organisations, and communities. With the right support, young people can obtain the skills, knowledge and confidence to not only get involved with decision making, but to step up and become decision makers themselves.
Creating a culture with young people’s opinions and contributions recognised, valued and acted upon by wider society is beneficial to everyone.
At the Centre for Sustainable Energy, through our Future Generations programme, we create:
- Opportunity for young people to be given a meaningful opportunity to shape and contribute to the net zero transition.
- Equity for young people to build their own stake in shaping their communities for net zero.
- Inspiration to catalyse mindset shifts in young people enabling the transformation of climate anxiety into social agency.
Note: In the scope of our Future Generations work, ‘young people’ are defined as those under the age of 25.
Bright Green Future is one of our pioneering youth empowerment programmes. This six-month environmental leadership course is for 16-19-year-olds interested in sustainability. Watch this short video where students explain the benefits of the programme.
Fundamental to our approach is sharing what we’re doing, our knowledge and our learning
Questions or suggestions about our Future Generations work? Get in touch. Our resource is sometimes limited, but we’ll always help wherever we can.