ABOUT

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BACKGROUND

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The science is clear, countries have a short time window to take the urgent actions necessary to limit the average global temperature rise to a safer 1.5 °C.

 

Global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system and threatening lives and livelihoods around the world.

 

We have a once-in-a generation opportunity – through the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – to ensure a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.

We are witnessing an increased interest, engagement, and activism by youth on the climate agenda. Young people have demanded governments and other relevant stakeholders to take collective actions on climate change through climate strikes, etc. With this context in mind, it is important to engage the voices of young people and identify actionable initiatives to lay the foundation for their ambitious climate action.

YECAP is the best platform for young people who want to take action to address the climate