After a year of awareness raising on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in class, 341 Norman high school students gathered in Caen to deepen their reflections on climate change, a topic dealt with this year within the framework of the European program Walk the Global Walk, at through a focus on SDG n ° 13: "Measures relating to the fight against climate change". The march for the climate, common to all the European States participating in the program, ended this day rich in exchanges.
Close a year of reflection on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Walk the Global Walk has mobilized young Europeans since 2017 as actors in the development of a culture of peace and the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through education in human rights and civic values.
The program promotes an innovative educational model in order to better understand the issues linked to current global issues: climate change, migration, equality between women and men.
In Normandy, the program is implemented by the team of the International Institute of Human Rights and Peace, through human rights education methods: the sessions are accessible to all, participatory and collective, based on experiential learning.
Consult the 2019/2020 restitution booklet and the projects in favor of sustainable development, imagined by the students:
A morning conference to better understand the issues related to climate change
First invited to participate in a conference organized within the framework of the Normandy World Peace Forum entitled "The reasons for anger: social, democratic and environmental issues for peace", the young people present were able to listen to prestigious speakers such as Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Nicolas Hulot, Bertrand Badie but also, in video, Antonio Oposa, one of the pioneering activist lawyers in Asia in the field of environmental law
The purpose of this conference: to question the health, environmental and social issues related to climate change, which call into question our current model and force us to transition to an economy that is more sustainable and respectful of the environment.
Walking for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
After this conference rich in exchanges, the 400 high school students present gathered in the village for peace to embark on a great march for the climate. This march, common to all European states participating in the Walk the Global Walk program, symbolizes the mobilization and advancement of youth in favor of the SDGs.