Scenario 2015 - Youth, Climate and Jobs

Six young people out of ten view climate change as an opportunity: this is the result of the study "Scenario 2015" conducted by the sustainable development consulting firm Nomadéis in conjunction with AXA and Nielsen, with further support from Mazars and Saint-Gobain. ALL NEWS  |  Climate
Dec 4, 2015

Nomadéis publishes today the results of a study conducted in 12 countries surveying 6,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 29, the objective of the study is to better understand how these young adults perceive the connection between climate and the job market; but above all, to outline their expectations regarding those who are molding the world today, which they will inherit tomorrow.

Scenario 2015 was prepared through a partnership-like approach and a group dynamic in line with the "Solutions' Agenda," which aims at mobilizing non-state actors in the fight against climate change.
Labeled a COP21 project by the decision of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Scenario 2015 will be a centerpiece at various points during the Conference.

According to public opinion, climate change is often synonymous with risk (extreme weather phenomena, food shortages, conflicts, etc.). However, an ecological transition could also form the basis of tomorrow's jobs and could transform the education system and professions of the future.

According to the United Nations, world unemployment has risen nearly 20% over the past 5 years. People aged 15 to 30, representing one-quarter of the world's population today (1.8 billion people), are disproportionately affected.

Climate upheavals are a major opportunity to take concrete measures against youth unemployment in France, Europe and all over the world. Persons aged 18-29 have clearly expressed their expectations, going against the pessimist grain that can sometimes be heard in public opinion.
Scenario 2015 follows ScenaRio 2012, the first global survey focusing on youth and sustainable development.

The primary results will be unveiled at a UNFCCC event on December 4, 2015 by Henri de Castries, CEO of AXA. Events have also been scheduled for December 8 (at 2 and 4pm and the Grand Palais in the Comité 21 / Club France reserved space, then at 5:15pm in Le Bourget at the Espaces Générations Climat, room 8) and on December 11 (at 2:30pm in Le Bourget, EU Pavilion).

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