The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) through the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom has collaborated to host the inaugural Caribbean Youth for Climate Action (Virtual) Conference 2021 which will be live streamed across the region on Saturday 14th August 2021 at 10:00 AM (EST).
The general public is invited to join what is poised to be an engaging event as the actions and voices of young citizens who are addressing Climate Change across the region will be celebrated under the theme: “Taking Action, Making A Difference”
Executive Coordinator of CYEN – Mr. Reginal Burke explains – “We Must Take Action Now!” as he highlights the importance of the conference which is geared at facilitating an opportunity for Caribbean youth to become actively engaged in climate change issues particularly in light of the stark warning clearly articulated in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Young people must become empowered to advocate their concerns about possible future impacts on their lives to political and development leaders in the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 26) that is scheduled to be held Nov 2021 in Glasgow, UK.
In addition to representatives from CARICOM, CCCCC, PAHO, OECS Commission and others; an impressive panel of speakers will be presenting including:
– Ferdison Valmond, Kalinago Youth Community of Dominica
– Christianne Zakour, UNEP MGCY Regional Facilitator for SIDS
– Dwane A Hendrickson, CARICOM Youth Ambassador – St. Kitts and Nevis
– Stephanie Pascal, HEY Campaign Ambassador
– Ashfred Norris, Stay Alive and Thrive Ambassador (Dominica)
– Kevin Manning, University of the West Indies (UWI), Project Consultant – Office of Global Partnerships and Sustainable Futures
– Ama Kissiwah Boateng, UNFCCC – Regional Collaboration Centre St George’s
Feedback and questions can be emailed to – [email protected]
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