While the Covid-19 crisis is continuing and has severely impacted the health of millions throughout the world, there is another ongoing crisis that is already threatening our right to health and it is set to get worse: the climate crisis.
Heatwaves throughout the world are impacting the health of children and the elderly the most, as recently during the heatwaves in Europe. Floods in Bangladesh lead to the spread of waterborne and vector borne diseases, as sanitation and drinking water got polluted by the incoming rain and seawater. Air pollution through increasing forest fires in North America are impacting the health of many each year.
Our generation is the last one that can effectively mitigate further dangerous climate change and protect the right to health of all living on this planet. Join us to learn with youth from all over the world about the climate crisis, how it connects to human rights and health and what we all can do to make a difference!
This workshop will be interactive and participatory, meaning it won’t be one of those boring one-way lectures. Instead, you will be able to actively learn from your peers from all over the world as well as your teachers through breakout rooms, quizzes and more!
In this workshop, you will learn:
Why the climate crisis is happening and the results and consequences of its impacts and how it connects to our right to health.
Who the most vulnerable are and who is responsible
What can be done to reduce negative impacts on health
How to effectively communicate to your peers and other change makers about the relationship between the climate crisis, human rights and health and take action to enact the change we all want to see
Furthermore, you will also receive a certificate verifying your participation! There will be subsequent projects and activities following this workshop of which we hope will lead to you becoming part of one of our action groups.
Date：10 Sept. 2022 (Sat.) 11am-5pm JST / 2022
Who： Anyone between the age of 14-30 interested in the issue of climate change and human rights.This workshop will be held in English. We recommend that participants have at least a conversational level of English. Please contact us if you are unsure if your English level is commensurate with this standard.
Number of participants：Maximum of 50 people
Fee：Free of charge
Please register for the workshop through the form below:
After registering, you will receive an email from us whether your participation for this workshop has been approved. This should come a couple of days after you registered. Looking forward to seeing you!
This event is brought to you by our various English-speaking Amnesty volunteer groups throughout the world!
Enquiries: Amnesty International Japan
AI SA/NT President
Ying Zhang – Australia
Ying is lecturing in International Public Health at School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia. She is also researching on climate change and population health, ageing health, global health and sustainability. Ying’s research aims to build community resilience to changing climate and environment, focusing on the most vulnerable populations in the Asia Pacific Region. She is currently Chair of the Capacity Building Committee of the WHO Civil Society Working Group on Climate Change and Health.
Sanhita Ambast – India
Sanhita graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has completed an LLM from Harvard Law School, and an MA in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, specializing in international human rights law. Prior to working with the ICJ, she was a Policy Advisor on Economic, Social and Cultural rights at Amnesty International, where she researched and wrote on sexual and reproductive health and rights concerns in Nepal and South Africa.
Chris Kozak – Japan
Chris Kozak is a climate crisis education consultant and member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps, as well as Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN). His activism focuses on helping people of all ages understand the science of global warming while maintaining a positive focus on solutions.
Bjoern Schimkat – Japan/Germany
Born in Germany in 1981. Living in Japan since 2007. He has been working at Amnesty International Japan since 2017, mainly in charge of climate change and human rights, urgent domestic and international human rights issues, and support for youth activities.