The global rise in temperatures have made it both necessary and mandatory for young professionals to have a holistic vision of sustainable development and its global and local effects. Climate change, brought about by our past and current systems, affects our lives transversally and defines how future generations will exist and relate to the environment. Understanding the general background of these needs and changes, and being able to find solutions for moving forward towards a greener economy, will certainly enhance a young professional's qualifications. For this reason, the Academy proposes a two-week programme of lectures, discussions, exercises and interactive games that will tackle such themes as innovation and green entrepreneurship, green jobs and skills, adaptation and resilience to climate change, and the circular economy, while also working on soft skills for leadership. The Academy is intended for current or recently graduated bachelor and masters' students of all backgrounds, between 18 and 32 years of age, who wish to learn more and debate greener solutions and the role of youth as local promoters of a greener economy.
University students involved in political science, environment-related subjects, economics, social sciences and other specializations.