GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change

 UTC+2 (Cairo, Lusaka, Harare)

#GLF Live What are young people demanding from COP27?

Oct 25, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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As environmental tipping points continue to be reached across the globe, young people are rightfully concerned about the world they will inherit after decades of insufficient or non-existent climate action. Despite being at the forefront of the environmental movement, young climate activists and professionals often feel sidelined and excluded from the discussions and decision-making spaces at the most influential global event for climate action, the annual Conferences of Parties (COPs) organized by the UNFCCC. Nevertheless, youth organizations and delegations have made their voices heard among decision-makers at these conferences since COP5 in 1999, and this year will have one of their strongest presences yet at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. On 25th October at 13:00 GMT, this youth-led GLF Live will welcome Kaluki Paul Mutuku, the regional director for Africa at Youth4Nature; Amanda Costa, the founder of Perifa Sustentável; and Veena Balakrishnan, the co-founder of the Climate Youth Negotiator Programme. Together, they will discuss the expectations of young people and youth organizations for COP27 and to reflect on how to render this space more accessible for youth. Watch Now


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