Workshop “Europe’s responsibility to fight for climate justice”

The aim of the workshop is to introduce different, maybe unknown circumstances, that marginalized groups are confronted with due to climate change. Participants engage in discussions on climate justice and intersectionality.

What is this workshop about?

This workshop focuses on the story of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, a nine-year-old, who passed away due to the exposure to exhaust gases in her neighborhood. Based on Ella’s story, the workshop introduces the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as one attempt to create a more sustainable world.

As the climate is changing, our attitudes towards this crisis need to change as well. The consequences of climate change do not see race, age, gender etc. – we are all affected by it. With a solution-oriented approach, tackling the issue is possible. The workshop seeks to show that standing up for one another is worthwhile and using our voices is not just an option but a necessity!

Sefa Adzua


Key facts

Duration: 120 minutes without a break

Target group: 14-99

Format: on site

About the material

The workshop was developed as part of our Thinking of Europe Fellowship in cooperation with the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. All  materials are accessible as an Open Educational Resource.

The author and we as Understanding Europe would like to encourage teachers, young educators and educational multipliers to use it for their work.

Workshop manual: Europe’s responsibility to fight for Climate Justice
PDF — 6 MB
Handout: the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
PDF — 159 KB