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“Imagine what this world would look like, where children would grow up, knowing their future was this one great adventure to look forward to and nothing to be scared of, what this world would look like when the next climate conference is this great happening of people who come together, who had heard the voices of millions, who would then roll up their sleeves, ready to create real change”. This is what climate activist Luisa Neubauer once said.
We are currently far from this goal, far from resolving the climate crisis but young people are starting to make their voices heard. They realized they can be part of the change, part of the answer and the most powerful institutions are starting to recognize their value.
As a matter of fact, for the first time in the history of UN climate negotiations, the ideas and voices of young people were at the forefront of a Pre-COP summit. The Youth4Climate event convened some 400 youth climate leaders from 186 countries to adopt a collective declaration to be delivered by Italy to COP26. The selected delegates worked together and developed a zero draft document with recommendations across four thematic areas of climate action.
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