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Y-Adapt

Partner Organizations

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center
PLAN International
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Problem Space

The average temperature around the world is rising, and 2001–2010 was the warmest decade on record. The main reason the climate is changing is because. people are adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. The most important greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, which is released whenever people burn fossil fuels to do everyday activities like driving cars, heating buildings, and making electricity. As greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere, they cause the Earth to trap extra heat, making the planet warmer.

Proposed Intervention

Y-Adapt is a curriculum consisting of games and playful activities that create real world action around climate change. These actions are local interventions that reduce the impacts of severe weather related events. These can be rapid onset events -such as heavy rain leading to flooding- or slow onset events - such as extreme heat leading to drought. Y-Adapt is the product of a collaboration between the Engagement Lab, PLAN International, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Philippines Red Cross, and PLAN Philippines.

Social Impact

How Y-Adapt creates real-world change: Knowledge and Sharing - Young people learn about climate change and are able to share this with their community. They learn about how climate change may impact their communities and about what they can do to reduce this impact. Community – Young people work with their local community and also become part of a global community of players. Action – Young people are motivated to work together and learn how they can support their communities to implement adaptation solutions.

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