Projects - Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development—Public Climate Change Dialogue and Website
Location: St. John’s
Funding Amount: $7,000
Sector: Education, Policy and Research
Current Status: Complete
Estimate GHG reduction Potential: Not Applicable
The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, as part of their 2008 Knowledge in Motion Conference, held a youth session entitled “Youth and Climate Change: Maximizing the Impacts of Research and Action.” The Session was intended for youth (18-35), who were currently doing work or had a particular interest in climate change. It was to discuss best practices in climate change knowledge transfer, project ideas to address climate change, and collaboration strategies for implementing knowledge transfer.
The session included a keynote talk by Sharon Mason-Singer of the Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), who addressed the ways that research can inform public policy and the importance of youth involvement in the creation of public policy.
One of the significant outputs from this session was the creation of a Newfoundland and Labrador Climate Change Website. The site is designed to be an information clearinghouse as well as an open forum for discussion. The Site was created by the Harris Centre with this funding and will be administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network.