The UKYCC envisions a world in which…
- Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to a level that prevents loss of life, biodiversity and livelihoods, as identified by the latest science, as part of the transition to a just and sustainable society.
- Education promotes an understanding of the issues of climate change and sustainability in young people, equipping them with the knowledge to apply this in their daily lives.
- Green jobs with fair pay and real progression opportunities are available to all young people as part of a strong green economy in the United Kingdom.
- Energy is sustainable, equitable and renewable in supply and demand.
- Public transport is designed around people’s needs, making travel easier, cheaper and more enjoyable for everyone and reducing emissions from transport to as close to zero as feasible.
- All nations work together in a spirit of equity to limit global average temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, ensuring the survival of all nations and peoples and a clean, fair future for all.
We are working towards the following as Stepping Stones to making Our Vision a reality:
The UKYCC envisions a world in which…formal and non-formal education promotes an understanding of the issues of climate change and sustainability in young people, equipping them with the knowledge to apply this together in their daily lives.
- The national curriculum prioritises a strong understanding of the scientific and ethical issues behind climate change.
- Everyone has the opportunity to participate in sustainable initiatives in their schools, colleges, universities, other non-formal learning contexts and wider communities.
- Education prepares and empowers young people to work in the green economy, providing the skills needed to take up meaningful green jobs for all.
JOBS & THE ECONOMY
- Access to training and education is fair and open to people of all backgrounds and ages, ensuring that the opportunities of the green economy are open to everyone.
- New green jobs are created in all sectors, supported by investment, innovation and legislation.
- Everyone is supported to be a part of the transition to a green economy, including provision for individuals to make their current jobs and workplaces more sustainable.
The UKYCC envisions a world in which…energy is sustainable, equitable and renewable in supply and demand.
- There is fair access to energy, advancements in energy efficiency and new renewable energy technology.
- People have the information, understanding and tools to empower them to reduce their energy usage at home and in the community and use energy more efficiently.
- People are helped to live fun, comfortable and healthy lives without needing to consume large amounts of energy.
The UKYCC envisions a world in which…public transport is designed around people’s needs, making travel easier, cheaper and more enjoyable for everyone and reducing emissions from transport to as close to zero as possible.
- Our streets are safe and enjoyable, designed to allow people to walk and cycle easily for the journeys we do every day.
- There is better investment and co-ordination of the UK’s public transport network, in both urban and rural areas, creating a public service which is affordable for all.
- Further research, development and investment in infrastructure paves the way for large-scale deployment of innovative low carbon transport, such as electric and sustainably fuelled vehicles.
The UKYCC envisions a world in which…all nations work together in a spirit of equity to limit global average temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, ensuring the survival of all nations and peoples and a clean, fair future for all.
- The UK fulfils its potential to lead within the EU and globally in international climate negotiations and beyond.
- The EU takes a lead internationally to adopt science-based targets on emissions reductions, taking into account their historic responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions.
- The UK plays its part in ensuring a fair solution to climate change by providing finance and technological support for action on climate change by less developed countries.
- The UK takes responsibility at an international level for its carbon emissions inside and outside the UK, including accounting for international transport emissions, overseas manufacturing and emissions ‘sold’ to others through carbon markets.
These Visions and Stepping Stones are put forward by UKYCC as an independent organisation, and whilst they have been shared with our partners for collaboration, they do not necessarily reflect the views of our partner organisations.