STATEMENT: Multiple stakeholders from 6 continents kick off World Youth Climate Week

BEIJING, Oct.

STATEMENT: Multiple stakeholders from 6 continents kick off World Youth Climate Week

BEIJING, Oct. 31, 2022/PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 institutions, organizations and networks from 6 continents jointly launch World Youth Climate Week today.

Scheduled one week before each United Nations Climate Change Conference, Global Youth Climate Week (the Week) aims to contribute to a mechanism for global climate governance by convening climate action by youth around the world. the world, to help them express their climate commitment together and prepare them to take the lead in building a net-zero future shared by all.

The Week, proposed by the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) to the UNFCCC in January 2022, was praised by the then Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa, as "an impactful contribution to the UNFCCC process". Since then, it has gained the support of leading international organizations such as UNESCO, Bloomberg, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

To maximize the effect of the Week and engage society at large, GAUC convened co-initiators in September and has since received active responses from partners around the world.

In one month, more than 100 co-initiators from 6 continents are on board to support youth climate actions, covering a wide range of backgrounds, including academic institutions and think tanks, well-known private sector brands, media agencies, charities , international and regional organizations, NGOs and civil society.

"The geological and industrial diversity of the co-initiators reflects the multi-stakeholder commitment to conquering the climate challenge," said YANG Bin, Chairman of the Executive Committee of GAUC and Vice President of Tsinghua, one of the founding universities of GAUC. "That commitment is what the world needs at this critical time."

Running for 5 days until November 4, Kickoff Week features various events organized by its co-initiators to offer different perspectives for young people to tackle the challenge, as well as the Global Youth Summit on Net-Zero Future, an event youth-led event organized by the GAUC Global Youth Ambassadors to present their interdisciplinary approach to the challenge.

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