Youth for Climate Action: How young people are influencing climate policy and resilience in the region

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Youth for Climate Action: How young people are influencing climate policy and resilience in the region

03 December 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Young people have taken to the streets ringing the alarm about the impacts of the climate change emergency. While the protests showcase youth’s frustration in current socio-political systems of managing the climate emergency, they are increasingly also engaging in climate policy and building community resilience.

This session featured young people from youth-led organizations and networks, including the ADB Youth for Asia initiative which is working with operations to mobilize young people in Small Island Developing States. 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 Dec 2021 Preliminaries
03 Dec 2021 Opening Welcome Remarks Xiaohong Yang
03 Dec 2021 Introduction to the Panel Moderator:
Oliver Chapman
03 Dec 2021 Panelist 1 ADB’s Youth for Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Action Plan
This presentation provides an overview of ADB's Youth for Asia and how they keep the youth engaged in climate change and environmental sustainability ...
Lara Jean Salaysay
03 Dec 2021 Panelist 2 Grassroots Climate Action by Young People
This presentation gives an overview of youth actions in addressing the climate crisis in Papua New Guinea.
Kim Allen
03 Dec 2021 Panelist 3 Youth Innovation in Climate Action Mohsen Gul
03 Dec 2021 Panelist 4 Youth and Sustainable Energy Transition
This presentation gives an overview of Student Energy and how they build the next generation of energy leaders.
Ye Zheng
03 Dec 2021 Panelist 5 Youth4Climate: Young People Engagement and Hopes for COP26 and beyond
This presentation provides an overview of youth participation in UNFCCC Processes.
Heeta Lakhani
03 Dec 2021 Crowdsourcing of Insights Oliver Chapman
03 Dec 2021 Question and Answer with Panelists Moderator:
Oliver Chapman
03 Dec 2021 Closing Reaction to key points shared during event and Closing Remarks Noelle O'Brien

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