Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – The United Nations (UN) has invited young people from around the world to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21.
The UN has announced that it will offer over 100 “Green Tickets” – funded opportunities for young people, in particular from the least developed countries, to participate in the Youth Climate Summit to recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action.
The Green Ticket will include travel to and from New York – which will be carbon neutral, according to UN Information Centre, Dhaka.
The Youth Climate Summit will bring together young innovators, entrepreneurs, change-makers and activists to showcase their solutions, exchange ideas and grow networks, and take their place on the global stage with decision-makers across governments, business and civil society, in line with the UN Youth Strategy: Youth 2030 launched by the Secretary-General last year.
Young people around the world will also be able to participate in Youth Summit activities from their own communities, through a variety of virtual and digital engagement opportunities, and continue to play their part in driving global climate action.
Applications for the Youth Climate Summit are being accepted from today until 19 July, and all applicants will be considered for a Green Ticket.
Youth between 18 and 29 can apply through the Youth Climate Summit website www.un.org/en/climatechange/youth-summit.shtml, which also includes information on participation in the Summit for youth under 18, recognizing the powerful role younger people are playing in countries around the world.
“It is inspiring to see the leadership of young people in driving climate actions and solutions,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammad, announcing the Green Tickets and general applications.
“The Youth Climate Summit is about both recognizing and empowering our youth, and I urge young people from all countries who have a passion for finding climate solutions to apply. It will be an incredible experience, and we need all the talents of our youth on board to have the impact we urgently need.”
The Youth Climate Summit precedes the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, which will take place at UN Headquarters on September 23 and comes just a day after the Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike on September 20, where an unprecedented mobilization of young people from the global south and north is expected to declare the global climate emergency.