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YECAP REGIONAL DIALOGUE

Climate Action Spotlight: Youth Power in Motion

Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment

in Climate Action 2024

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Date: 22-23 April 2024, 11:00- 3:30pm (GMT+7)  and 5:30 - 6:30pm (GMT+7)

The Climate Action Spotlight: Youth Power in Motion Regional Dialogue will provide a platform for showcasing youth experiences, fostering partnerships, and sharing initiatives that drive impactful change.

As part of the 80th Commission Session, the second day of YECAP Regional Dialogue and side event on Youth-Led Digital Innovations for Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific will showcase innovations, explore government support mechanisms, and discuss strategies to bridge the digital divide.

Objectives: The objectives of the event are to:

  1. Amplify awareness, mobilize, and empower young climate advocates across Asia and the Pacific for collective action and community change; 

  2. Provide a platform for national and regional young climate and environmental activists and champions to showcase their experiences and best practices;

  3. Foster partnerships between youth and diverse stakeholders, including, development organizations, and other stakeholders for joint efforts and inclusive dialogues;

  4. Facilitate the sharing of youth and climate initiatives and opportunities by partners, enabling young people to actively engage in impactful projects and initiatives.

The Road to 10th APFSD:

Regional Dialogue on

Youth Empowerment in Climate Action 2023

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Date: 23-24 March

Organizers: UNDP in partnership with UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia-Pacific, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific, UNICEF South Asia, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY), United International Federation of Youth (UN1FY), Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), the British Council, YOUNGO, Movers Programme and the 2030 Youth Force with support from Sweden, in the lead-up to the 10th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

Objectives: Bring together stakeholders from across Asia and the Pacific to step up our collective efforts to support young climate activists, environmental human rights defenders, aspiring youth leading the climate action and their transformative solutions in our journey beyond recovery, towards 2030.

  • To serve as one of the key activities on youth empowerment and direct participation in the Nationally Determined Contributions revision, implementation and monitoring processes

Delegates: Over 2,000 registrations and 11,000 participants across multiple platforms including Zoom, Facebook, WeChat, Weibo and Bilibili.

Speakers: Over 40 speakers from intergovernmental organization, government agency, international network of youth organizations, regional organization, multi-sectoral youth task-force, foundation for education, regional non-profit women and young people's organization and more.

2023 Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action

2023 Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action

2023 Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action
Opening Session - Day 1 Regional Dialogue 2023

Opening Session - Day 1 Regional Dialogue 2023

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Youth Keynote Session - Day 1 Regional Dialogue 2023

Youth Keynote Session - Day 1 Regional Dialogue 2023

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Opening Session - Day 1 Regional Dialogue 2023

Opening Session - Day 1 Regional Dialogue 2023

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The Road to Stockholm+50:
Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in

Climate Action 2022

Date: 6-7 April

Organizers: Co-organized by UNDP in partnership with UNEP, OHCHR, UNV, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFCCC, UNESCAP, UNMGCY, UNIFY, The British Council, ARROW, YOUNGO, Movers Programme and 2030 Youth Force

Objectives: Highlight, inspire, and recognize the role of youth in climate action to raise awareness, create a call-to-action, and prepare young climate advocates across Asia and the Pacific for larger, global dialogues in the lead up to the Stockholm+50 conference, and provide a platform for young environmental human rights activists at national and regional levels to discuss climate change experiences and environmental advocacy strategies

  • To serve as one of the key activities on youth empowerment and direct participation in the Nationally Determined Contributions revision, implementation and monitoring processes

Delegates: Over 2,000 registrations and 1,400 participants over two days 

  • Over 53.2% female participants 

  • 34.09% participants from marginalized group

  • Youth, government partners, civil society, and private sector

Speakers: Over 40 speakers representing all 4 sub-regions in Asia and the Pacific and marginalized communities (People with Disabilities, Minority Communities, Indigenous Peoples, etc.)

Pre-Events: Over 12 events engaging over 1,000 participants