Youth For Climate Action: World Environment Day 2022
- 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
- GEER Foundation, Gandhinagar
The biggest worldwide day for the environment is World Environment Day, which takes place on June 5th. The event, which has been conducted annually since 1974 and is led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has grown to be the greatest worldwide platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people from all over the world participating to safeguard the planet.
For the worldwide environmental community, the year 2022 will be a defining moment. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in 1972, is often regarded as the first worldwide summit on the environment. The Stockholm Conference of 1972 sparked the development of environmental ministries and agencies around the world, as well as a slew of new worldwide agreements to safeguard the environment collectively. It was also at this meeting that the goals of poverty reduction and environmental conservation were linked, opening the way for the Sustainable Development Goals. There is a dire need to develop awareness about human and institutional capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact reduction, as well as on early warning systems. Moreover, there exists a need to build and promote mechanisms for raising the capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management.
The increasing efforts of climate change advocates highlight key issues such as accepting climate change science, individual and community action, policy change, and innovation-based transition towards green economies. This is a critical moment to address the urgent and complex challenges the planet is facing.
In line with this, Elixir Foundation, UNICEF India, Earth Day Network, Unnati and Gujarat Youth Forum plan to organise a one-day programme titled ‘Youth for Climate Action: Elevating the Voices of Young People to Protect the Future of Our Planet’ on the occasion of World Environment day (5 June).