COPE Socials: The Boundaries of Young People's Everyday Climate Crisis Activism

Københavns Universitet
On November 10, 2021, the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research hosted a hybrid talk with Morten Skovdal, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, where the boundaries of young people's everyday climate crisis activism were discussed.

The growing climate crisis has shown how children and young people can be a political force to be reckoned with. While Greta Thunberg and many other young climate activists from around the world personify this force, there is another – largely hidden – story to be told about the everyday practices that young people adopt, in our homes, in our schools and in local communities to respond to environmental concerns. In this COPE-social Morten Skovdal will elaborate on the bounded agency of young people’s everyday climate crisis activisms, drawing on a recently published special issue in Children’s Geographies (2021, issue 3) and also introduce a new COPE study that seeks to unleash young people’s climate awareness, agency and action in Tanzania.

Morten Skovdal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health. He specialises in applied qualitative and participatory research in the field of global public health.