Climate Change

5 Dec, 2015

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

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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

2 Dec, 2015

Message from the UN Youth Envoy on Climate Change

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Thursday, 3 December at COP21 in Paris is 'Young and Future Generations Day'. When it comes to taking action on climate change, everyone can make a difference - and especially young people. In a video message from the Climate Change Conference in Paris, UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says, "You might think the problem is

26 Oct, 2015

Climate and sustainable development at the top of agenda at 9th UNESCO Youth Forum

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On Monday 26 October 2015, the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum opened at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters, with the participation of hundreds of young women and men coming from all regions of the world. Before the Opening Session itself, the Director-General of UNESCO, in the presence of H.E. Mr Hao Ping, President of the 37th General

31 Aug, 2015

COP 21 Youth Climate Video Competition

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Help Choose the Winner! As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, you can help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of

27 Aug, 2015

Climate Change Storytelling Contest

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Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21   While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions - and most marginalized communities - the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access

2 Jul, 2015

INTERVIEW: “Climate change is in everybody’s backyard” – Robert Redford

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Actor and environmental activist Robert Redford paid his first visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week. The reason for his visit: to address the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, which aimed to energize multilateral cooperation on the issue ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris later

5 Jun, 2015

VIDEO CONTEST FOR CLIMATE ACTION: Lights, Camera, Paris – Win Your Way to COP21!

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If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wants to hear about your inspiring actions for Climate Change. Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a

29 Sep, 2014

In Review: UN Youth Envoy’s journal of beginning of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

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Last week marked the start of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. As heads of state, governments and global leaders gather in New York City, the post-2015 development agenda is top the official agenda this year. We have been off to a busy and fully engaged start. Here are some highlights of

15 Sep, 2014

There’s No Planet B for Youth

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The time has come for us to develop new and sustainable methods to maintain our economy while managing our resources responsibly. We have come to the realization that climate change is one of the most important and influential topics in national and international agendas. Our social, economic, and political structures are directly correlated with the

9 Sep, 2014

Promoting Career Prospects for young people in the Sciences to ensure sustainable island living

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On 2 September 2014, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Seychelles, the Government of the Dominican Republic and UNESCO organized a side event that provided a platform for four young scientists to advocate for improved science education and the promotion of careers in the sciences for young people in SIDS. The meeting was chaired […]