Climate Change

Alhendawi at COP22 in Marrakech to Highlight Role of Youth Taking Climate Action

Young people and activists from across the world have gathered at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrakech to highlight youth’s important contributions to climate action.
Beginning November 9, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined the various events emphasizing the role of young people in taking climate action and achieving sustainable development.

Like every […]

11 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

IOM Trains Young People in Disaster-Prone Rwanda District to Boost Resilience

Rwanda – The International Organization for Migration is stepping up efforts to lessen community vulnerability to climate-related threats in Ngororero District, Rwanda, by enhancing community resilience to natural disasters and climate-related threats.

As part of a project: Strengthening Human Security by Enhancing Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate-related Threats, IOM is this week (8-10/11) holding a training […]

8 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

From UN Climate Change

Starting today, young people are invited to tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering the second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change.

The competition, which is being run by Television for the Environment (tve) and is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s […]

29 June 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

IMAX Launches “Big Picture” Initiative Partners With Un Environment Programme To Amplify Action On The Environment

From UNEP

 

IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX) today launched an ambitious corporate social responsibility initiative, “Big Picture,” as an extension of its core mission to educate, entertain and inspire movie audiences globally. The wide-ranging campaign (#IMAXBigPicture) will leverage the power of film to promote awareness of and appreciation for the “big picture,” the understanding that the actions we […]

17 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Addressing Climate Change: In Focus International Youth Photography Competition

London, 16 March – Addressing Climate Change: In Focus is a global photography competition, created to raise awareness on climate change amongst the youth of the world, giving them a voice that will be heard by world leaders and negotiators alike. Seen through the lens of the world’s younger generation, their interpretation of climate change […]

17 March 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

1 Heart 1 Tree Goes Global: Forest Climate Action Via Your Smartphone

From UNFCCC

After beaming virtual trees onto the Eiffel Tower during the UN climate change conference in Paris last year, 1 Heart 1 Tree plans to embark on a global tour to transform some of the world’s most iconic monuments into forests of light.

The global project, which is supported by the French Presidency of COP21, the […]

24 February 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Apply for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards!

From UNFCCC

Submit Your Climate Solution and be Celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco
Are you leading a project that addresses climate change? We want to hear from you!

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards to showcase action and ambition as national governments […]

19 February 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Paris Agreement: What does the Agreement Mean for You? Make and Share a Video!

From UNFCCC

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Heads of State and Government to come to New York on 22 April to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement clinched last year. Under the agreement, 195 nations have agreed to combat climate change and to unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable […]

10 February 2016|Opportunities for Youth|

Climate Action: Youth Looking to Be Empowered

From UNFCCC

Results of UN Youth Forum

Young people need to be much more actively involved in shaping the global response to climate change but also need and are searching for the financial means to do so – this is the key message of youth who discussed climate change at a major Youth Forum at the United […]

10 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

COP21: digital map launched by UNICEF helps young people tell their climate change stories

A digital mapping project called ‘Act Now For Tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them.

“The global climate map is engaging 500 young people from 65 countries,” Zayn Abaakil, a UNICEF child […]

5 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|