Webinar

Engaging youth in climate action: Pragmatically moving forward

Young people must be involved in critical decisions concerning their future and given an active role in addressing the climate emergency. Join UrbanShift for a lively discussion on this topic on International Youth Day.

date & time
12 Aug 2022, 8:00AM GMT
hosted by
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Youth Climate Strike. Felton Davis / Flickr.

“Youthwashing” was widely raised as a concern at COP26 by several youth groups, signifying that young people were invited to events with an important political scope but excluded from debates and decision-making processes. Fridays for Future activist Dominica Lasota explains that young people are in high demand to bring their perspective to national and global platforms, but once they begin to demand solutions, the doors close.  

The youth of today will have to deal with the legacies of past and current leadership; they must be meaningfully engaged in critical decisions concerning their future and given an active role in addressing the climate emergency at the local, national and global levels.  

How can we pragmatically and meaningfully engage youth in city climate action? Join UrbanShift for a lively discussion on this topic on August 12, International Youth Day.

Speakers​​​​​

  • Eric Mohamad Atthauriq, Assistant for Economics and Development, Bandung, Indonesia 

  • Yuwei Shao, Program Manager, China Youth Climate Action Network 

  • Elisa Calcaterra, Manager, Rome Center for Sustainable Development, UNDP

  • Mustapha Kemokai, Head of Sanitation, Freetown City Council, Sierra Leone - UrbanShift city

  • Smt. Hemali Boghawala, Mayor, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC), India - UrbanShift city

  • Emani Kumar, Regional Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat & ICLEI Deputy Secretary General  

This webinar will be delivered with simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia and Gujarati. Please contact Karishma Asarpota for more information.