Fast Action on Climate to Ensure Intergenerational Justice (FACE Intergenerational Justice) is a youth-created and youth-led North-South initiative focusing on the intersection of climate and environmental justice as it relates to “fast action” climate mitigation strategies to preserve the planet for future generations. Our work encourages youth-led, inclusive, and intersectional discussions on climate change mitigation, resilience, and adaptation strategies pertinent to the most affected people and areas. A climate justice-based approach to climate change solutions demands fast-acting policies, investments, and other support for solutions that consider the immediate needs of historically marginalized communities and addresses the climate crisis before self-reinforcing feedbacks push the planet past irreversible tipping points.
Within this fast-acting climate mitigation framework, reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) plays a central role in achieving climate justice for these communities and quickly alleviating the immediate harms frontline communities face. We aim to synergize the demands made by youth climate justice advocates and the language of policymakers and scientists to ensure that the demands of these movements are not compromised but framed in a way that facilitates concrete policy prescriptions through the language of reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. We are a collaboration with the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) and the Center for Human Rights & Environment (CHRE) (In Spanish: Centro de Derechos Humanos y Ambiente (CEDHA)).
We work through our pillars of education, support, and outreach to amplify & strengthen the work of youth climate advocates to amplify and strengthen the work of youth climate activists advocating for urgent climate action. Our pillars are built on the foundation of climate and environmental justice, framed by the need to combine the fast mitigation sprint with the longer decarbonization marathon to best address intra- and intergenerational equity by acting now on climate to adapt to unavoidable changes and build climate resilience.
- Education: Climate action starts with climate education. Through social media, toolkits, webinars, and other collaborations, we aim to make climate science & policy knowledge more accessible.
- Support: Climate action must be consciously sustained. Through funding, connecting youth with our network of lawyers and scientists, and other work, we aim to embolden youth action.
- Outreach: Climate action must involve community. Through monthly partner calls, collaboration, and other engagement, we aim to inspire & strengthen our community of youth climate activists.
- Trina Chiemi, Founding Co-Chair
- Amelia Murphy, Founding Co-Chair
- Caitlan Frederick, Founding Co-Chair
- Javier Chacon, Strategy & Development Lead
- Mirai Thor, Digital Strategist & Designer
- Eoin Jackson, Climate Justice Policy Researcher
- Madelyn Zuckerman, Education Intern
- Cocumba Boye, Policy Intern
- Katie Charlebois, Policy Intern