New Youth Climate Dialogue Facilitates Exchange between Students from Burkina Faso and France on Climate Change Solutions
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.
6 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland - 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, please visit Youth Climate Dialogues web page.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Photo 1: Youth Climate Dialogues Flyer