Youth Can Play a Key Role in Addressing Global Climate Change – Ban Ki-Moon

By Azugbene Godson Solomon

According to Brian Wibby, Climate change efforts can connect with other youth led programs around the world.

Ban Ki-Moon is a South Korean diplomat who was the eight Secretary General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016.

In June 13th, 2013, Ban Ki-Moon, called on youth around the world to take action to address the effects of global climate change. At that time Ki-Moon recognized the immerse challenge presented by global climate change stressing the important role he believes youth should play in implementing “Ambitious Answers” to this climate global warming challenge.

Ki-Moon outlined how youth can take action to strengthen resilience to climate change.

He said “First, I want you to be to remind your political leaders of their promises and their political and moral responsibility to you and to your future generations. Secondly, I want you to support action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and strengthens resilience to climate shocks. Use your powers as voters and consumers. Challenge your Senators, Governors, Congressmen, Mayors, Presidents and Prime Ministers that this is our world; this is our planet earth, to preserve this only planet earth, environmentally sustainable and hospitable.”

According a report released by the United Nations, youth – led efforts to address the causes and effects of climate change are widespreading across the world.

“The world is experiencing a rising youth population. This new generation has an increasingly strong social and environmental awareness, the energy and knowledge to lead our societies towards a low carbon and climate resilient future.”

“Young people are actively engaged at local, national and global levels in raising awareness, running educational programmes conserving our nature, promoting renewable energy, adopting environmenting adoption and mitigation projects.”

Projects are being run by some young groups to help people adapt to changes and prepare them to responds to disasters when it comes knocking, this projects also provide education and training for World youth leaders, it will help increase awareness of climate change, and engaged more youth as participants in decision-making and policy-making to climate change.

5 out of many projects and programs addressing global climate change highlighted below

Youth Climate Leaders – their main goal is to empower a diverse group of young leaders from all over the world with leadership and entrepreneurial skills to be used right to address climate change.

Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) – their mission is to provide Incubation, financing and awareness that empowers the private sector to deliver innovative climate change solutions.

2050 Youth Climate Group – they empower young people to take action on climate change.

Youth Climate Movement or International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM) – their aim is to inspire, empower and mobilise a generational movement of young people to take positive action on climate change.

Climate Youth Engagement – they provides science and information for a climate-Smart nation, their goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events.

Photo Credited | Youth Carnival

Source – All Africa Youths


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