The Climate Lab
The goal of the Rome Hub project Climate Lab is to spread awareness among young people about the causes and effects of climate change and to convey the crucial message that individuals have the power to take action in their daily lives to reduce their impact on the environment. The project is mainly addressing secondary school children in Rome.
Climate Lab lessons are interactive, including theory, practice and discussions, with topics ranging from sustainability, waste management, transport and energy to the Sustainable Development Goals, and more.
The Climate Lab curriculum includes three lessons of two hours as well as an external visit to the European Space Agency. The first Climate Lab pilot started in April 2019 with the Isacco Newton High School in Rome. The project aims to reach 200 students in 2020 and to organize a youth climate summit in line with the UNFCCC COP26 at the end of the year to mobilize young people across Rome. Another key goal is to transform the students who attended the course into more active voices in the fight against climate change, inviting them to teach future classes.