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Youth get a seat at the table

I'm feeling increasingly optimistic about the role that young people are playing in the change game for climate and sustainability, after a few years of hoping for more. In addition to the excellent progress and impact that organisations such as the Otesha Project and the UK's Youth Climate Coalition are making in a wide area, there are calls to give the young people of the world a constitional seat at the COP 15 talks in December. Wales' Climate Change Commission has a seat for the Government's youth climate champions, and today WorldWatch reported that the Indian government has committed to the same route, which could make a big impact on countries with young population.


Indian Government Opens Youth Climate Debate

India's government has set a new international standard for engaging youth on climate policy. In an unprecedented gesture, the Ministry of Environment and Forests invited the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) to comment on the government's climate change regulations, writes Worldwatch India Fellow Anna da Costa.

Read: Indian Government Opens Climate Debate to Youth


Reader Comments (1)

Absolutely - and it looks like the UN will be supporting us in the application for constituency status!

There's a real energy around the youth climate movement at the moment - one we hope to explode into action at Power Shift in October!


August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasper ter Kuile

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