What has been happening surrounding the Youth Voices for Climate Action campaign? See below!
- Workshop: Climate Change & Its Effects, March 11, 2020
Conducted by YV4CA partner organization Youth Foundation of Bangladesh, the Climate Change and its Effects Workshop and Open Discussion Session was organized with Khulna University students in Bangladesh as part of an awareness and capacity building campaign under the Climate Action Campaign Tracker (CACT) program by the Youth Foundation of Bangladesh in support of the Youth Voices for Climate Action (YV4CA) campaign.
The program created awareness for climate change and its effects, climate action, and to strengthened the ideas of youth via interactive discussion. At the workshop, dozens of youth completed the YV4CA survey and submitted written statements that can be found here.
Photo credit: Youth Foundation of Bangladesh
- COP 25, December 2019
The Youth Voices for Climate Action (YV4CA) campaign was honored to be represented by Chinese actress Zheng Shuan at the High-level event on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) on December 10, 2019 at COP 25. There, Ms. Zheng Shuan highlighted the leading role of ESCAP in creating a safe platform for young people in the Asia-Pacific to share their stories on the impact of the global climate emergency in their lives and their ideas for stronger climate action. “Climate education and advocacy is the foundation of climate action and ESCAP's Youth Voices for Climate Action Campaign is empowering youth to learn, advocate and take actions on climate change” she said. Zheng, together with Youthink Center of Beijing, pledged to engage many youth for the Youth Voices for Climate Action campaign.
Above: Zheng Shuan at the ACE High-level event at COP 25; Credit: Rosa Castañeda
Below: Zheng Shuan (center right) stands with YV4CA partner Alex Wang (right), Secretary General of Youthink Center, and Stefanos Fotiou (center left), Director of the Envrionment and Development Division of ESCAP. Credit: Rosa Castañeda