Pakistan Climate Justice Consultation Engaged Youth in Stockholm+50 Discussions
The Country Consultation on Climate and Youth in Pakistan invited youth to discuss Stockholm+50 solutions to achieve a healthy and prosperity planet for all
Led by the Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) and YECAP Fellows, the Country Consultations are part of the key activities in the lead-up to the Asia Regional Dialogue on Climate Justice for Children, Youth and Future Generations on 28-30 May 2022.
On 29 April 2022, Ali Tharwani, Movers Mentor from Movers Programme and Arooj Khan, YECAP Fellow from Pakistan co-led and co-facilitated a virtual Country Consultation on Climate and Youth. It was an active session with seven youth participants self-nominating to speak on behalf of their peers at the Regional Dialogue.
The consultation began by discussing the perspectives and understanding of youth towards climate justice then invited the youth to brainstorm potential strategies as part of the solutions. Some dialogues were connected to Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force and the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all, including follow-up activities and recovering from COVID-19. Others reflected on the support for indigenous and female youth advocates and ongoing obstacles faced by them.
When asked about their perspectives and opinions on the Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force, the participants highlighted country-wide collaborations to fight climate change and suggested national-level learning lessons that produce less carbon footprint.
In terms of decent green jobs for their future, new skills required and what is needed from businesses, governments and academia, the participants said they look forward to more academic and entrepreneurship opportunities, and governmental spaces.
They would also like to see youth engagement in the climate action being prioritized at Stockholm+50.
Learn more about the Asia Regional Dialogue on Climate Justice for
Children, Youth and Future Generations: https://bangkok.ohchr.org/adcj2022/