DRIVING MOMENTUM TOWARDS PRE-COP AND COP26
UNTIL YOUTH4CLIMATE:DRIVING AMBITIONIN MILAN, ITALY
The #Youth4ClimateLive Series, hosted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with Connect4Climate – World Bank Group and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, was an interactive virtual series of events conceived to build momentum toward the 2021 Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Pre-COP26, and COP26. The Series’ nine episodes covered a wide array of climate topics, with each session convening intergenerational discussions featuring a diverse group of unstoppable youth at the forefront of creative climate action.
The Series concluded in February 2021, but the journey toward September’s landmark Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition and Pre-COP26 continues. Some 400 young climate champions from the 197 member countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Milan from 28 to 30 September 2021 to participate in fast-paced working groups with their peers from around the world and develop concrete proposals that will be presented to the Ministers attending the Pre-COP and COP26.
IT'S A WRAP!
We are the generation driving ambition.We are#YOUTH4CLIMATE
Let's take a look back at some of our favourite moments from the series.
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Featuring youth leaders Elizabeth Wathuti, Marie-Claire Graf and Selina Neirok Leem.
Featuring youth leaders Axell Sutton, Jhannel C. Tomlinson and Seble Samuel in conversation with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.
Featuring youth leaders Heeta Lakhani, Rachele Rizzo, and Ernest Gibson in conversation with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake.
Featuring youth leaders Vanessa Nakate, Archana Soreng and Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers in conversation with the WHO Special Envoy for COVID-19 David Nabarro and UNFCCC Former Executive Christiana Figueres.
Featuring youth leaders Fatou Jeng, Sophia Kianni, and Louise Mabulo in conversation with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed.
Featuring youth leaders Nisreen Elsaim, Máximo Mazzocco, and Luisa Neubauer in conversation with the Minister of Environment, Land and Sea of Italy, Sergio Costa, and The B Team CEO, Halla Tómasdóttir.
Featuring young innovators Bethelhem Dejene Abebe, Arthur Kay, and Andrea Beye in conversation with High Level Climate Champion Gonzalo Muñoz and Vice President for UN Affairs at Microsoft, John Frank.
Featuring Satrio Adi Wicaksono, Joshua Amponsem, and Joyce Najm Mendez in conversation with Astronaut and AirZeroG Founder Jean-François Clervoy and the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Inger Andersen.
Featuring Lodovica Cattani, Neeshad Shafi and Sarah Farheen Khan in conversation with the Mayor of Milan and C40 Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Chairman, Giuseppe Sala and the Mayor of Recife, João Henrique Campos.
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With so many young ppl speaking up 4 #ClimateAction, lets not loose hope nor sight of our collective future. Delighted 2 join Ahmad & Salina 4 xcellent discussion w 300+ youth participants & @TimmermansEU at #Youth4ClimateLive. #SustainableRecovery 2 #BuildForwardGreener. pic.twitter.com/JTMJUiuJTY— Achim Steiner (@ASteiner) July 24, 2020