ReGeneration 2030 is a movement for change with the objective of finding innovative solutions in order to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030. It is formed, led and organised by teenagers and young adults in the Baltic area and is a forum to work with adult established leaders from civil society, enterprises, politics, academia and the public sector.
Youth from the Baltic region will focus on Goal 12 of the UN Agenda 2030: Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns. Goal 12 is an area where the Nordic and Baltic Sea region countries have major shortcomings. By concentrating the work to one goal, the youth participants can work solution-focused and focus on questions that are closest to their heart and where they feel that they can make an impact.
Stefanie Chan, Research Associate, working with the One Planet Network SLE Programme will be leading a workshop session on “How to scale up youth engagement and shift towards more sustainable lifestyles”. The session will be split into five discussion groups: social inclusion, business, communications and media, policy, and education. With the help of guided questions, the youth participants will exchange ideas/experiences in working with these five domains, and develop concrete steps that they can take forward following the Summit, as well as brainstorm project ideas involving youth and sustainable lifestyles for each of the specific topics. The outcome of these discussions will inform the Manifesto that will be signed at the end of the Summit.
Pernilla Löfgren, Junior Data Scientist and Research Associate, is part of the team working on the Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) platform for supply chain transparency.
She will help run an interactive role-playing workshop with Linda Hansson and Sunil Abeyasekera from SIANI Youth on global supply chains, using Trase as a tool to engage participants in how they are linked to production in distant parts of the world. The setting will be a fictional region where participants are divided into groups of key actors along a supply chain. Some of these actors will include local government officials, CEOs of major trading corporations and farmers in high-producing regions. Participants will be given a character that they can develop themselves and discussions will be driven by a randomized set of events simulating various socio-economic and environmental impacts and risks. Issues such as clearing of forests, land conflicts and corporate sustainability and responsibility will be covered. The common theme running through the workshop will be the role of data in connecting places of production with places of consumption and the importance of supply chain transparency overall.