The United Nations in India announced the launch of their climate campaign “We The Change”, which aims to showcase climate solutions developed by young Indians to celebrate India’s climate leadership. Through the #WeTheChangeNow call to action, 17 young climate champions will invite Indian youth to join the movement by sharing their climate action stories on the campaign website.
“The campaign, inspired by the stories of young Indian climate leaders, encourages us to take an innovative and more solution-oriented approach to tackling climate change. We know that solutions are already at hand to resolve the current climate crisis. Page 1 of 6, through the #WeTheChangeNow campaign, we will inspire bolder climate action from individuals, communities and national and state governments, ”said Deirdre Boyd, United Nations Resident Coordinator in India.
The campaign will celebrate and organize innovative, sustainable and equitable climate solutions and actions launched by young people in India. The focus is on strengthening engagement with governments and civil society for a more collaborative approach to climate action.
“We need spaces for co-learning and collaboration for effective climate action. It’s inspiring to be part of a journey that allows me to meet other young people who champion climate action and advocacy while collaborating with various policy makers and other climate actors. ”Said Archana Soreng, a young climate activist and member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
India has shown exceptional leadership in the fight against climate change through its strategic and timely climate policies. Currently, India is on track to meet its commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement and will likely surpass its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in critical sectors, including renewable energy. Challenges remain and the valuable contributions of young people to green actions and recovery can propel breakthrough innovations to protect India and the world, especially the most vulnerable, from the impact of climate change.
“We The Change” will create spaces for youth, civil society, climate groups, media and governments to collaborate through online dialogues, discussions and face-to-face interactions throughout. the countryside.
The campaign’s 17 young climate leaders represent innovation and action in various sectors, including renewable energy, forest management, finance, climate entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, disaster risk reduction, ecosystem restoration, water conservation and waste management.
“We can still make a difference, restore our planet and make peace with nature. These 17 young climate leaders, faces of the “We The Change” movement, show us the way forward towards climate justice and climate action. Their stories have inspired me and I hope they inspire people around the world to share their climate actions, big or small, using #WeTheChangeNOW, ”said Dia Mirza, Advocate for the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Development Goals, actress and producer, who has supported the digital campaign.
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