*There is an urgent, significant need to align the social and economic recovery from COVID-19 with raised climate ambition, for a so-called “green recovery.” By doing this, countries will not only utilize the opportunity to redesign systems in a more environmentally sensitive way but avoid the double spending that will inevitably occur if they do not move to tackle climate change today.
- About the Campaign
The ESCAP Youth Voices for Climate Action (YV4CA) campaign serves as an inclusive platform for youth in the Asia-Pacific region to make their voices heard on climate action. 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.
The overarching goals of YV4CA, which are aligned with the ActNow UN campaign, are to create a space for young people to:
- share views on how climate change is impacting young people’s lives;
- showcase grassroots youth initiatives making positive impacts for all;
- make decision-makers aware of young people’s need for urgent climate action.
This is your campaign!
How to join?
To start, take the YV4CA survey (don't worry, it's short!) and or submit a statement (details in the dedicated tab below). Next, you can adopt the campaign by sharing it among your network, exponentially increasing your impact. For this, you can use the materials from our social media and outreach assets package. Finally, you can apply through us to join the campaign as a YV4CA Advocate! Scroll down for details 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! The survey results can be found here.
- Submit a Statement
- Voices of YV4CA
Hear what youth are saying about climate action!
- Become a Campaign Advocate
YV4CA Advocates are the driving force behind Youth Voices for Climate Action. With their energy and ideas, they have helped coordinate the submission of youth voices from across the Asia-Pacific, referred other advocates, and demonstrated their commitment to climate action and sustainability by highlighting their accomplishments here.
By becoming a YV4CA Youth Advocate, you can formally adopt the campaign by spreading word of it and assisting in collecting youth voices from your country and beyond. In addition, you can make use of our campaign’s platform to feature your own climate action campaign or initiatives. Also, by joining YV4CA as a Youth Advocate, you will have a direct line to other Advocates and YV4CA partner organizations from across the Asia-Pacific.
Apply to become a YV4CA Youth Advocate!
- Meet the YV4CA Youth Advocates
Click here to meet the YV4CA Advocates!
- Social Media and Outreach Material
You are encouraged to adopt the campaign by sharing it among your friends and network. For this, you can use the materials from our social media and outreach assets package. Also, if you are a proactive youth, you can apply to join as a YV4CA Advocate (see "Become a Campaign Advocate" for more details).
- News and Updates
See news and updates on the campaign!
- Learn More About Climate Action
Learn more about Climate Action!
For any questions regarding the YV4CA campaign, including how you or your organization can become involved, fill out the contact form here.