Power Shift

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For the book by Alvin Toffler, see Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century. For the driving technique, see Powershifting.



Power Shift is an annual youth summit which has been held in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Other Power Shift Conferences are also being organised by members of the International Youth Climate Movement including Africa, Japan and India. The focus of the events is on climate change policy.

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thumb | left | Logo of the 2009 Power Shift conference

The first Power Shift conference was held from November 2 to 5 2007, in Washington D.C., and was organised by the Energy Action Coalition. The second American conference occurred two years later on February 27 to March 2, 2009.

Following on from the success of the American format, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition organised a Power Shift event in Sydney, Australia on July 11 to July 13, 2009. Similarly, the UK Youth Climate Coalition has scheduled the first British version of the event to run from October 9 to October 12, 2009.

The aim of the Power Shift Conferences is to build the youth climate movement in their respective nations, which is achieved through workshops, expert panel discussions, keynote speakers, and a lobby day or a "Day of Action" as it is alternatively known.<ref name="Climate Change Power...
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