REACH NOT PREACH
It is not enough to preach climate action,
we need to act to reach climate ambition.
#OKBoomer, please take note
"Fighting climate change is not about having one destination in sight;
it’s a constant process of making the right decisions for the future and having the courage to act on them”
- Jayathma Wickramanayake,
UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
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From school strikes to demonstrations, and to innovation, young people’s mobilization all around the world shows the power they possess to help tackle the climate emergency.
Building on this momentum, the Secretary-General launched his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change on 27 July to amplify youth voices and to engage young people in open and transparent dialogue as the UN gears up to raise ambition and accelerate action to flatten the climate curve.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Disaster and Climate Resilience is a free online program that provides insights into how people can help build resilience to disasters and climate change impacts.
The course is open to everyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of the application of NbS and are targeted at specific groups.
Recovering Better Together
The Youth Choice: Recovering Better Together report was launched as a follow-up to World Environment Day virtual event hosted by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Team, the United Nations Foundation, Ireland, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, YOUNGO, and The Re-Earth Initiative. The report summarizes the global input and recommendation made by young people to shape the green recovery post COVID-19.
The UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
From school strikes to demonstrations, and to innovation, young people’s mobilization all around the world shows the power they possess to help tackle the climate emergency. Building on this momentum, the Secretary-General will launch his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change on 27 July to amplify youth voices and to engage young people in an open and transparent dialogue as the UN gears up to raise ambition and accelerate action to flatten the climate curve.
Mission 1.5 by UNDP
Mission 1.5 aims to give 20 million people around the world the opportunity to have their say on ways to limit climate change that they want to see adopted by government leaders. The campaign, led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), hopes to address the disconnect between citizens and governments that has seen a groundswell of public opinion by citizens around the world, including school strikes and mass protests.
The #Youth4ClimateLive Series is hosted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with Connect4Climate - World Bank Group and the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, as part of the initiatives organized in the run-up to the 2021 Pre-COP26 in Milan, Italy and COP26. Each session will bring together a diverse group of unstoppable youth at the forefront of creative climate action for intergenerational and interactive conversations with policy makers and experts.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The conference was designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective was to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement
About Youth Takeover
This November, Reach Not Preach is collaborating together with the International Peace Institute and its partners to amplify the voices of young people on the topic of Youth, Peace and Climate Action.
On this month's Youth Takeover, young peacebuilders, activists, and changemakers will have their opportunity to share their take on the intersectionality of climate action and peace.
Today, we are fearful, isolated, and threatened, but through these past few weeks of adjusting to COVID-19, and the few years of responding and acting to the climate crisis, and our experience organising for climate action, we have learned to be hopeful, connected and resilient. .
— Xiye Bastida, Saoi O’Connor, Sofia Hernandez, Theresa Rose Sebastian, Joseph Wilkanowski
and Ilana Zeitzer (Youth Activists)
Join the movement
We can't solve the most pressing issue of our generation by working in silos, only by connecting and collaborating with each other we can solve climate change. Become a part of a community that advocates and commits to support youth's climate action.