KARAMEA: Is this the end of the road?
February 03 2016
It is only a 3 to 4 hour drive from the nearest point of civilisation as we know it; yet it could be another world. It is the town of Karamea, at the top of the West coast of New Zealand’s southern island. And it’s a place where you can touch what could be the future for the rest of us.
Today’s youth are the first generation to come of age amid climate change, and they have the most at stake to do something about it. More than a billion young people live on the globe today. Climate education is now a necessary foundation for them to understand and help tackle the complex issue of climate change. Many will become leaders with the skills, knowledge, and passion to push for and develop innovative solutions.
Youth4Climate at COP21
Connect4Climate is joining with a network of partners to help young people around the world engage in the upcoming UNFCCC climate talks, which take place in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015.
For a month beginning November 12, Connect4Climate is teaming with this network to support youth climate messages with the hashtag #Youth4Climate. It is an open discussion for all to join with youth for climate action, as well as part of the White House’s Climate Literacy and Education Program. Our partners in this campaign include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Department of Energy, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), the CLEAN Network, The Wild Center, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, Alliance for Climate Education, Earth Day Network, Climate Interactive, and others.
We are excited to join forces and support young people, giving them a voice and an opportunity to lead in Paris and beyond. We know the solutions are here, and are committed to working together to build a resilient and climate-friendly world. Join us with #Youth4Climate.
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