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Young and Future Generations Day - Intergenerational Inquiry

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3 December 2015, 13:15 - 14:45, Le Bourget, Blue Zone, Hall 4, Room 2 

The Intergenerational Inquiry was the highlight of the Young and Future Generations Day. The event was organized jointly by YOUNGO, the UN Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change, and the UNFCCC secretariat in collaboration with the SG’s Envoy on Youth. It provided an opportunity to engage youth delegates from around the world with key players on the intergovernmental climate change arena.

The world is experiencing a rising youth population. This new generation has an increasing social and environmental awareness, with 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 environmentally-friendly practices and implementing adaptation and mitigation projects. Showcasing the work undertaken with and by youth is crucial for mobilizing climate action and influencing governments to come to an agreement on a new climate change regime by 2015.

Speakers: The event provided a platform for youth leaders to converse with high level representatives of UN agencies, governments and relevant practitioners and experts on climate change.

Participation: The Intergenerational Inquiry was open to participation by young leaders, youth organizations, civil society, Parties, NGO's, the private sector, UN agencies, members of the development community, practitioners and media accredited at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference COP 21/CMP 11.

Venue: Le Bourget, Le Bourget, Blue Zone, Hall 4, Room 2

 

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