- → 89 of the 150 largest economic entities in the world are corporations.
- → The US and Canada, with 5.2% of the world’s population, are responsible for 31.5% of consumption.
- → Approximately 23% of Chinese CO2 emissions in 2004 were due to products produced for export to richer countries. This is comparable to Japan's total CO2 emissions, and is more than double Britain’s emissions in the same year.
Learn how our global connections impact people and places all around the world; politically, economically and socially.
This workshop introduces participants to economic globalization and how we fit into the picture as youth. Participants critically analyze issues that fall under the umbrella of globalization, such as economics and trade, colonialism, consumerism, sweatshops, workers’ rights, gender and climate change.
- To think critically about global connections; to define internationalization and globalization.
- To increase awareness of the nature and characteristics of global relationships that impact our everyday lives.
- To explore local actions that can contribute to more equitable globalization.
Please note: This workshop is currently being revised and will be ready in March 2016.Book this workshop today!
I learned that everything and everyone is connected. Whether it be through the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the things we buy or our social networks. - Participant, CUPE Young Workers' Conference