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COP27 - The Role of Youth – Episode 2
The UN Climate Conference, COP27, focused on involving youth. The organizers made this clear by allocating a full day for a youth conference and selecting COP27 youth envoys. Youth were everywhere: young people from all over the world, including indigenous people, had the chance to meet in Egypt from 6-18 November.
Unfortunately not all countries had youth representatives present at the conference, and the involvement of young people in the actual negotiations was limited, even though a youth-led initiative about training young negotiators was launched. This initiative enables young people to learn more about COP27 negotiations.
Episode 2 of Who Rules the World, recorded by youth delegate Nadia Gullestrup Christensen, is a live conversation from the heart of Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt during COP27. Nadia’s interlocutor is Joshua Amponsem, the climate lead for the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the founder of the Green Africa Youth Organization, which empowers young people to work on environmental sustainability. This episode covers different youth initiatives at COP27 and how they function. Nadia and Joshua also discuss ways to improve youth involvement at COP28 and beyond.
Listen to Who Rules the World Episode 2: COP27 - The Role of Youth on SoundCloud. Coming soon on Apple podcast and Spotify.