Young people are often accused of being apathetic, but that cannot be said of the 600 young people from around New Zealand and the Pacific that will descend on Auckland on 7-9 December 2012 for the youth climate summit: Power Shift.

Organised by the climate change action groups 350 Aotearoa and Generation Zero, the summit follows other events that have happened in India, Australia, America, Canada and the UK, bringing together over 25,000 young people across the globe with an aim to mobilise a strong and empowered youth climate change movement.

The summit will combine inspiration speakers, including Lucy Lawless and Naomi Klein, skills training workshops, panel sessions, and regional breakout sessions, with an aim to upskill and inspire young people to influence climate change policy and drive the change away from fossil fuels.

This is the last week that tickets will be available at the regular price – so if you’re interested in attending, or know a young person who might be, visit the Power Shift website here.


Below is a TED talk by David Roberts from Grist who shows through narrative and great visuals how to communicate difficult issues – well worth a watch.