About the Climate Future Forum
The mission of the Climate Future Forum is to inspire youth to be active and engaged participants in the legislative process on climate policy. On December 3rd, 2022, the first Forum event - Activate to Legislate - was held at the Hawaii State Capitol in which about 80 youth met with a handful of legislators and non-profits to set their climate policy agenda for 2023!
The event brought together youth (ages 14-26), educators, policymakers, and nonprofits to evaluate and discuss climate action priorities and provide tangible steps to empower youth and give them agency in policy. The youth began to develop relationships with policymakers with whom they can continue to work together throughout the 2023 legislative session at the county, state, and national levels.
The following was the event agenda and objectives
Youth Climate Stories and Policymaker Keynotes
En-ROADS Climate Interactive Activity
Youth and Non-Profit Networking
Policy Working Groups & Presentations
Legislative Process and Success Stories
Youth will better understand the various significant drivers of climate change and the impacts of specific climate policies to address them.
Through interacting with non-profits and lawmakers, youth realize that their voice is important to setting climate policy priorities.
Youth learn the knowledge and skills needed to actively participate in our democracy.
Youth will be empowered to continue their engagement in our democracy, on any and all subjects they care about in the future.