France Supports the Organization of Youth Climate Dialogues
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France recently announced that it will financially contribute to the UN CC:Learn programme, in order to support the organization of Youth Climate Dialogues between French schools and schools from UN CC:Learn partner countries.
UN CC:Learn is currently organizing three Youth Climate Dialogues with French schools in 2016-2017, the first of which will take place between the Ferney-Voltaire school in France, and the Trinity college Nabbingo in Uganda. The two others will take place in Ethiopia, one of them with a school in a refugee camp.
Youth Climate Dialogues are exchanges where youth from different perspectives get to discuss how climate change impacts them and work together to find solution. These dialogues respond directly to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, in particular Article 12 on climate change education. More information on the organization of Youth Climate Dialogues can be found here.
The UN CC:Learn Secretariat would like to thank the Government of France for its support and for its efforts in promoting climate change education, training and public awareness around the world.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).