Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference: Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation

Groningen

22 – 22 January 2021, 14:15 CET

Youth representatives will present a Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation to Ban Ki-moon, Chair of the Board of GCA and 8th Secretary General of the United Nations. This event will be part of the Open University on Climate Adaptation Supporting Event, where leading scientists will connect with the general public through podcasts, interviews, webinars and Q&As.

Event description:

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.

Lecturers:
Ms. Nisreen Elsaim

Chairperson Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change (tbc)

Ms. Adriana Valenzuela

Lead Youth Leadership Program, GCA

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