Children & Youth Address 11th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
February 27, 2010  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

“Climate change is the greatest threat to the survival of humankind in our modern history. It is both the clearest example of where younger and unborn generations’ needs are compromised by the lifestyles of older and current generations’.” YouthClimate.org, an international youth climate movement established during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is working towards a global young persons’ network of climate change activists. Presently, they have commanded the attention of the 11th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum in Bali through a series of key statements on international environmental governance and sustainable development, green economy, biodiversity and ecosystems,  and chemical conventions. Among the rising leaders on climate change activism, Sara Svensson, Co-organizer of the Climate Justice Fast, organized a fast during the COP15 debates, drinking only water until the world’s nations could decide a global climate treaty. Read the Key Messages from the Children & Youth delivered by Sara Svensson at the UNEP Governing Council session here. To learn more about the COP15 fast, visit Climate Justice Fast.

About the Author :

Maria Ivanova is the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project and Associate Professor at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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