Youth Voices for Climate Action Campaign

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About the Campaign
 

The Youth Voices for Climate Action (YV4CA) campaign serves as a platform for youth in the Asia-Pacific region to make their voices heard on climate action and empower them take charge. 

This is your campaign!

By making your voice heard on this critical issue, you can inspire others to do the same and move policy makers in your country to accelerate climate action. 

To start, take the YV4CA survey (don't worry, it's short!) and or submit a statement (details below). Next, you can adopt the campaign by sharing it among your network, exponentially increasing your impact. Last, you can apply through us to join the campaign as a YV4CA Advocate! Scroll down for detail on YV4CA Advocates.  
 



Take the Survey   

How does climate change impact you? What climate actions does your government need to take? Let the world know!

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Submit a Statement

Make your voice heard! Submit a statement expressing your opinions, ideas, and concerns surrounding the imperative need for climate action in your home country and beyond.

You are encouraged to share a statement on social media. Simply tag your social media post or video with #APyouth4climate, it's that easy!

Alternatively, you can submit an official video or written statement using the buttons below. 
 

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Become a Campaign Advocate

By becoming a YV4CA Advocate, you can make use of our campaign’s platform to launch or brand your own climate action campaign or initiative. In addition, by joining YV4CA as an Advocate, you will have a direct line to other Advocates and YV4CA partner organizations from across the Asia-Pacific. Also, Advocates are not limited to direct climate action initiatives; they can assume ambassadorial roles as promoters of the campaign.

For more details, including how to apply, contact us (scroll down for the contact information).   


News and Updates

7th Asian Youth Forum


The YV4CA campaign made its first announcement at the 7th Asian Youth Forum (AYF), held from August 12-14 at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Metro Manila, Philippines. See some unique youth voices from AYF below.
 

Climate actions: what are youth doing for climate change

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Views from the AYF

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Below: An interested forum participant learns about the YV4CA campaign at the exhibition booth. 

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Asia-Pacific Climate Week


The YV4CA campaign will make its first regional engagement during Asia-Pacific Climate Week from September 2-6.

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Faces of YV4CA 

Lyutong Cai, 24, China


Lyutong is a young Technical Assistant with UNESCAP's Statistics Division in Bangkok, Thailand. There, she works with Ocean Accounts and is passionate about linking SDG 13: Climate Action with SDG 14: Life Below Water. Hear Lyutong's thoughts on climate action in her interview below!


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Learn More About Climate Action

For a brief background and overview on climate action, see here. Likewise, for a brief background and overview on climate finance, see here

Central to climate action is the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement builds off of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, for the first time brings all nations together into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. To learn more about the Paris Agreement, see here. Meanwhile, at the heart of the Paris Agreement are the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. For more information on the NDCs, see here.   

Working in tandem with the Paris Agreement are the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In case you are unfamiliar with the SDGs, you can find out more here.  Climate action is represented by the SDG 13: Climate Action. You can learn more about SDG 13 here

Additional information on SDG 13 can be found by clicking on the links to the various dedicated organizational pages below:

Climate action links

 


Contact

For any questions regarding the YV4CA campaign, including how you or your organization can become involved, contact either the reference people below or fill out the contact form here.

Christian Mortelliti (Mr.), Contractor UNESCAP: christian.mortelliti@un.org
João Resende (Mr.), Consultant UNESCAP: joaolopes.resende@un.org