International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures

What can happen when youth from all over the world get together to think collectively about energy and socially just climate futures?

In 2019-2020, the International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures project synthesized the voices of hundreds of youth in grades 10-12 from 22 schools in 18 countries, connecting them online in a rigorous, research based learning environment. Through weekly virtual meetings, an online virtual classroom, and global video conferences, high school students shared their research, examined commonalities and differences in standpoints and experiences, and identified future actions and research needed for energy transition in their diverse contexts. 

After six months of working together online, students met in a virtual writer’s retreat for four days of intensive deliberation, collaborative writing, and project design. Together, they produced an essay, presentation, and OpEd piece, with the aims of communicating their perspectives and spurring change in their schools, communities, and governments.

We invite you to check out and share their work! 

2020 IYDEF Presents: Global Youth Demand Energy Justice — This is About YOU Too!

IYDEF 2020 Collaborative Student Essay

2020 Participant Schools

  • Brazil, Colégio Magno
  • Brazil, Centro Interescolar de Línguas de Taguatinga (CILT)
  • Canada, Paul William Kaeser High School
  • Canada, École Michaëlle-Jean
  • Colombia, Gimnasio Los Caobos
  • Costa Rica, St. Paul College
  • Finland, Helsinge skolan in Vantaa
  • Finland, Lintumetsän koulu
  • Ghana, Al-Rayan International School
  • India, The Hyderabad Public School
  • Indonesia, 42 Junior High School
  • Kenya, St. Austin’s Academy
  • Kuwait, A ’Takamul International School
  • Nigeria, Army Day Secondary School Asokoro
  • Nigeria, Government Model Secondary School Jikwoyi
  • Peru, Colegio de Ciencias
  • Philippines, St. Joseph’s Academy
  • Poland, Zespół Szkół Nr. 1 w Żorach
  • Slovenia, Gimnazija Ptuj
  • South Korea, Asia Pacific International School
  • Sultanate of Oman, United Private Schools
  • Uganda, Bukulula Girls High School


For more information on global youth education initiatives organized by the Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research Centre, click here.

Project supported by the Transition in Energy, Culture and Society (TECS) research project and Just Powers.