The Youth4Nature team was in New York from September 19-26th for the UNSG Climate Action Summit and New York Climate Week. Read up on our activities here!
Youth4Nature is hosting four events during New York Climate Week, as partners of Nature’s Climate Hub, and you are invited! Join us at our workshops, exhibitions, forums, and strategy sessions for youth nature and climate leaders. Topics will include youth empowerment and movement building, storytelling, climate and ecological justice, and more!
Kaluki Paul Mutuku, our Regional Coordinator for the Africa Region, recently published an op-ed in The Africa Report. He emphasised the critical role that both nature and youth play in safeguarding our planetary systems for current and future generations, making local connection to his home country of Kenya.
“[…] the IPCC’s SRCCL shines light on interlinked global challenges like climate adaptation and mitigation, desertification, land degradation and food security, whilst suggesting land-related actions/NBS that can mutually benefit all these areas. Whilst much of the current discussion misguidedly focuses on singular individual lifestyle changes, just like with the Special Report on 1.5C, we urgently need large-scale and context-dependent action that is participatory, inclusive, multi-sectoral, and actively considers ecological, social, economic, cultural and institutional factors.”
While Youth4Nature was not able to attend the meetings, our Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean wrote an intervention that was read to the coalition members of the Nature-Based Solutions track. Read hers word here.
The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres seems to recognize the substantial intergenerational injustice intertwined with Climate and Ecological Breakdown. But are his words falling on deaf ears?