Young People's Climate Superpowers

The Climate Superpowers

Natural Superpowers
Natural Superpowers
Social Superpowers
Social Superpowers
Political Superpowers
Political Superpowers
Built Superpowers
Built Superpowers
Cultural Superpowers
Cultural Superpowers
Financial superpowers
Financial Superpowers
Human Superpowers
Human Superpowers

The website

The Climate Superpowers website is live! On the site, young people can take a quiz to find out what climate superpowers they have - social, natural, political, built, financial, human and cultural. Then, they can use their superpowers to take on missions for learning about climate change, self care, everyday action and transforming society.

The website was created with and for young people through the Young People’s Climate Superpowers project,  which aimed to support children and young people to share their wisdom and creativity in dealing with climate change

About the project

The Young People’s Climate Superpowers project aimed to develop an engaging, strengths-based resource by and for children and young people, to assist in navigating the climate crisis.

About 40 children and young people aged 12-25 in Victoria, Australia participated in a series of 5 workshops to co-design a resource along with researchers. They helped create the content and established the principles that guided the process of creating this resource: empowerment, inclusiveness, sustainability, participation, transparency, clarity and youth-focus.

Additionally, about 70 young people had the opportunity to contribute with their ideas through a forum event and online.

Special thanks to April Harrison, from the Kinglake Ranges, who was the youth representative and co-designer within the core project team, and Thu Huong Nguyen, who created the wonderful artwork.

The Climate Superpowers project builds on a previous project that produced strengths-based resources for disaster resilience (Recovery Capitals (ReCap)) and a recovery resource co-designed by young people affected by disasters (Youth Views).

This project has been an opportunity for children and young people to develop their skills, contribute to research, and connect with other children, young people, adults and organisations working to address issues of climate change.

Article in The Conversation.

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We are working on a range of projects building on the Climate Superpowers project. Please get in touch with Phoebe Quinn or Katitza Marinkovic if you're interested!

Related projects include:

Climate Superpowers in the Classroom

You can also subscribe to the Climate Superpowers mailing list below, and follow @climatesuperpowers on Instagram.

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Phoebe Quinn, University of Melbourne

Dr Katitza Marinkovic, University of Melbourne

Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick, University of Melbourne

Dr Janet Stanley, University of Melbourne

Professor Lisa Gibbs, University of Melbourne

Dr Karen Block, University of Melbourne

Dr Claire Leppold, University of Melbourne


This project was funded by a Climate Research Accelerator Grant from Melbourne Climate Futures.


Phoebe Quinn
Dr Katitza Marinkovic

Seven characters use their superpowers on a climate action mission