Encouraging people in Lithuania and Latvia to engage in climate action through a mobile museum.
Lithuania and Latvia need more ambitious climate policies if they are to meet the Paris Agreement as well as the EU climate targets. Young people have the potential to become the driving force behind such a development – if they are sufficiently aware of both climate change impacts as well as their power to change things. This potential is not fully tapped in Lithuania and Latvia, partly because climate issues have no space in school curricula so far.
The project team targets young people, but also the general public through an exhibition on climate change. In 20 municipalities, the mobile museum “Climate Change – see, feel, change“ provides information to young people and encourages them to become active in the fight against climate change. The exhibition focuses on multimedia tools and visitor interaction; for example visitors can calculate their carbon foot print and analyse the impact of easy-to-take climate action.
Several PR and media measures accompany the exhibition, including reporting by biggest Baltic broadcaster TV3, grand opening events and climate round tables. Through this, the project team aims to go beyond their initial target group of young people and include a wider public into their efforts and eventually trigger a public debate and support for ambitious climate policies. Additionally, the project team offers seminars for teachers and provides them with education material so that climate issues become more present in school curricula.
Supporting the formation of an educated public, and especially youth, the project thus contributes to wide public support of ambitious climate policies and, eventually, their implementation.
Updated: March 2022
Countries: Latvia, Lithuania
Project duration: 09/21 - 12/23
Funding: 855,904 €
Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Civil Society, Educational institutions, Journalists, Policy makers, Schools
Implementing organisation: Active Youth Association
Partners: Latvian Fund for Nature
Project Website: activeyouth.lt/en
Ms Emilija Biteryté
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This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
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