International Voluntary Service for Climate Justice

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The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) is an international non-governmental organisation engaged in the field of International Voluntary Service (IVS). Created under the aegis of UNESCO in 1948, CCIVS is a global network bringing together more than 200 international and national organisations from all over the world, which actively engage in community-based projects and include the participation of over 40.000 volunteers per year (long and short term). CCIVS is in official partnership associate status with UNESCO, it holds special consultative status with ECOSOC and Liaison status with the FAO.

What is Climate Justice for the IVS Movement? As a matter of principle, climate change is a global challenge affecting the entire world and humanity as a whole. At a closer look, however, people most responsible for anthropogenic climate change and those most affected by its consequences differ. Geographical location, economic status as well as means to act may determine the vulnerability of individuals living today. Apart from that, scientists predict increasingly severe consequences of climate change for generations yet to come. The concept of climate justice addresses this unequal allocation of benefits and burdens by relating climate change to matters of social justice and human rights.

As part of the International Voluntary Service (IVS) movement, we consider climate justice as an inevitable brick in building a sustainable future and creating a just and fair society. Our members, projects and activities stretch across the entire globe, uniting people of all ages and backgrounds. IVS projects and activities are a powerful tool to support local communities worldwide, and allow to reallocate resources and capacities. By taking active steps against climate change and demonstrating solidarity with most vulnerable population groups and peoples, we assume our responsibility in the global sustainability challenge and seek to do our part in attaining climate justice.

The institutional partners supporting this project: The Council of Europe – European Youth Foundation, Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, The Technical University of Santa Fe Argentina, The University of Illinois USA .

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Contact :

Ms Victoria Lovelock
The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS)
secretariat@ccivs.org
UNESCO House
1 Rue Mioliis
75732 Paris Cedex 15 France

Theme: 
Climate Change
Education
Environment
Forests and Desertification
Hunger and Food Security
Peace
Sustainable Living
Water
Level of education: 
Non-formal education
Needs: 
Training / capacity-building
Communication and promotion
Advocacy and negociation
Monitoring and evaluation
Countries: 
Germany
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cambodia
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
Greece
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iceland
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Mexico
Nigeria
Nepal
Netherlands
Republic of Korea
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Sweden
Togo