As youth become increasingly aware of the challenges and opportunities in transitioning to a low-carbon development, many are joining the global dialogue on solutions, getting involved and taking action.
Launched in 2015, Youth Climate Dialogues (YCDs) provide a forum for young people to share their views about climate change, both as a local and a global issue.
On 25 May 2018, the 11th Youth Climate Dialogue brought together high school students from the Lycée Claude de France of Romorantin, France and the Lycée Philippe Zinda Kaboré of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The event greatly benefitted from the support of UNICEF’s office in Ouagadougou, which assisted the organization in Burkina Faso, and Meteo France, which provided the French students with an introduction to climate science.
During the dialogue, the youth presented their respective high schools and countries and exchanged on how they perceive climate change, how this affects their lives, and what actions they are taking, and could take, to respond to this challenge.
To know more about the Youth Climate Dialogues, please go to: https://www.uncclearn.org/youth-climate-dialogues