Good morning friends. Let’s cooperate and let be heard our voice for green policy. Indian youths to pitch for green policy at global meet.
Raising voice for a clean and green world, an Indian youth delegation will demand for a green policy to tackle climate change, at Conference of Parties 15 (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, starting from December 7.
COP is the main body of the United Nations Climate Change Convention and consists of environment ministers who meet once a year to discuss its developments.
A 20-member delegation from Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) representing youths of the country held a two-day meeting on Saturday at Centre for Environment Education (CEE) to deliberate ways and means to make an effective impact on the government policy before, during and after the COP conference.
A member of IYCN, Swati Hingorani from Mumbai, said, “The voice of youth is not being heeded in the country. Youths form the largest chunk of the population yet their stand on climate change is not included while devising a policy.”
“We all have joined hands together to fight against climate change,” added Hingorani.
Working under the Agents of Change (AOP) programme, the youths are creating public awareness on the subject. Another member of IYCN, Avipsa Mahapatra from Delhi, said, “It is the future of youth that is at stake. We all need to consciously put our efforts to highlight the climatic concerns before it gets too late.”
“We need to strengthen the youth network to put across our views to the government for a more informed desicion on environmental issues,” said Mahapatra.
Research student at Centre for Environment Planning and Technology(CEPT) and member of IYCN, Y Komalirani, said, “A lot of awareness activities have been planned for a green development path. Youths can make a big difference in protecting the environment.” – The Times of India