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  • 1. Youth, gender and climate change: Moving from impacts to agency Thomas Tanner Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK Conference on Adolescent Girls: Cornerstone of Society: 26th April 2010
  • 2. Instrumental focus on impacts
  • 3. Within this response, there are missing faces Source: Save the Children Bangladesh
  • 4. Also fails to stress social justice dimensions Source: Patz et al, 2007 Ecohealth 4(4)
  • 5. Justice and Child Rights Framings Key concerns Key rights affected Lack of access to water Rights to survival and and irrigation infrastructure development Insecure livelihoods / Right to education, access to education Right to survival and devt Right to non-discrimination Right to protection Insecurity associated with Right to protection risks of abuse Local environmental All particularly rights to degradation survival and development Source: Lack of voice or power Right to participate Polack, 2010. Children in a Changing Climate working paper
  • 6. Realising agency 1 Opening procedural spaces from local to international scale
  • 7. Realising agency 2 •  Different ways that children conceptualise risks and opportunities from climate change. Source: Tanner et al 2009 Participatory Learning and Action 60
  • 8. Realising agency 3 •  Recognising the broader multiple benefits of child agency Implementation Analysis Mobilisation   Communication Source: Tanner 2010 Children and Society 24(3)
  • 9. But enough of my voice… •  Participatory video made by group of young people in Barobo Eastern Samar, Philippines •  Barobo, The sinking Barangay
  • 10. www.childreninachangingclimate.org T.tanner@ids.ac.uk