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⭐ Press Release: I-ACT with Y4E-SEA x Student Energy NUS SG ⭐

Updated: Jun 27

Singapore, June 8-9, 2024 - The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held another offline workshop of the Italy-IRENA Action for Climate Toolkit (I-ACT) event, a training program for young climate leaders dedicated to the late science journalist Piero Angela. The workshop, titled “Inaugural Workshop in Singapore: Italy-IRENA Action for Climate Toolkit (I-ACT)”, took place on June 8-9, 2024 at NUS University Town, Singapore.

The workshop was organized in collaboration with Student Energy Singapore and Youth for Energy Southeast Asia (Y4E-SEA), an organization that promotes renewable energy and climate action among ASEAN youth. The workshop was led by one of the Peer Educators and the Co-Founder of Y4E-SEA from Indonesia, Amira Bilqis, who has been trained by IRENA experts. The workshop opened with opening remarks from Francesco La Camera as IRENA Director General who explained the aims of holding this workshop: to build the capacity of young people on climate and energy issues. The workshop was successfully attended by 35 participants from different backgrounds.

The workshop featured six comprehensive modules designed to address critical aspects of climate and energy education. These modules included "Dispelling Common Myths" corrected misconceptions about climate change, "Climate and Energy Trends" covered recent developments, "Renewable Energy for Climate Action" highlighted renewable energy's role in mitigation, "Energy for Development" explored energy's impact on socio-economic progress, "Just and Inclusive Transitions" stressed equitable energy transitions, and "Youth-Led Action" empowered young leaders to drive climate initiatives.

Inaugural Workshop in Singapore: Italy-IRENA Action for Climate Toolkit (I-ACT) aims to train the Singaporean young generation about climate and energy issues, with a focus on the role of renewable energy in mitigating climate change and achieving sustainable development goals. The workshop also provided practical skills and tools to design and implement climate actions, as well as opportunities to network with other young climate and energy leaders from Singapore and abroad.

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