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Global Youth Call to Action

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Global Youth Call to Action
Adapt for Our Future

When: Friday 22 January 14.15 - 15.15 hrs (CET)
Where: free and online
How it works: to be fully prepared, check this for online instructions
Admission: free, for some workshops you need to register to participate interactively, but you can always watch the program.
Tip: be online in our event 15 minutes in advance, so you know where to go and what to do

At the Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference (YfCA), young people from around the world will gather to deliver a Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation to high-level decision makers including Ex United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen – Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Netherlands.

The Call to Action has been co-designed by the Youth Adaptation Network through 15 global and regional virtual consultations with over 1 million young people from 115 countries across the world. The consultations have gathered the inputs of young people in every region on existing gaps and actions needed to empower the next generation of adaptation leaders and to accelerate adaptation action globally. The implementation of the Global Youth Call to Action will be a foundation towards making young people central to global adaptation action.

The event will feature an intergenerational dialogue with decision-makers and diverse young leaders to discuss the steps needed to implement the Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation. The outcomes of this event will be presented at the Climate Adaptation Summit and will support the launch of the Adaptation Action Agenda.

This event will be streamed live: all interested stakeholders can watch the live stream on 22 January. The link to the live stream will follow soon.

Photo Credit: Markus Spiske.

Timetable

Moderator: Ms. Marieke Eyskoot

Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Koen Schuiling, Mayor of Groningen

Keynote Address

  • H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Chair of GCA

 

Presentation of the Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation

  •    Why involving youth is important for the adaptation agenda?

Ms. Nisreen Elsaim, Chairperson Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change (tbc)

  • Developing the Call to Action through the global Youth Adaptation Network

Ms. Adriana Valenzuela, Lead Youth Leadership Program, GCA

  • Presentation of the Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation

Youth Adaptation Network members joining from around the world

 

Intergenerational Dialogue and Launch of GCA’s Youth Leadership Program

  • Mr. Arjen Robben, GCA Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Climate Adaptation

  • H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma, Burkina Faso, GCA Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Climate Adaptation

  • Ms. Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management,

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation

  • Members of GCA’s Youth Adaptation Network from around the world

Short Video launching GCA’s Youth Leadership Program Video

 

Welcome to GCA Goodwill Ambassadors for Youth in Climate Adaptation

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation

 

Family Photo and Closing

Ceremonial Handover of Global Youth Call to Action and Regional Action Agenda