This fall, the COP26 Summit will unite the world to further combat climate change by demanding action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It will be hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow from 31 October - 12 November, 2021.
In the lead up to COP26, several One Young World Ambassadors, including Nomindari Enkhtur, Enass Abo Hamed, and Alain Kilajian have been advocating for urgent, decisive climate action in several high-level forums. In an effort to ensure young leaders sit around key decision-making tables, One Young World has worked with its partners to identify such opportunities. Learn more below.
Climate & Development Ministerial, organised by the United Kingdom
March 31, 2021
Nomindari, CEO of the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association and Portfolio Manager at the UN Joint SDG Fund, addressed the audience as a youth representative at the opening of the UK COP26 Presidency's Climate and Development Ministerial. In her speech, she called for four actions to be taken: to align climate strategies with financial planning and risk management, to require mandatory climate disclosure and reporting for all financial institutions and large corporations, to develop finance and recovery packages, and to take action.
You can read Nomindari’s full speech below.
Enass Abo Hamed
UK Business Climate Leaders’ Summit, organised by the United Kingdom Corporate Leaders Group
July 1, 2021
Enass spoke at the United Kingdom Business Climate Leaders’ Summit on July 1, 2021 amongst other distinguished climate leaders, such as Alok Sharma, President, COP26; Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the UK Environment Agency; and Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK amongst several others. The summit was organized by the UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero which recognises and celebrates UK businesses that are dedicated to helping the country meet its net zero targets. Enass’s company, H2GO Power, develops and delivers hydrogen energy storage for a power supply that supports a clean energy future.
Powering the World in 2050: Nuclear Roundtable organised by Public Policy Projects
June 29, 2021
Hosted by Public Policy Projects with the Public Policy Institute, Alain participated in Powering the World in 2050: Nuclear Roundtable on June 29, 2021. This roundtable discussion focused on the debate surrounding financing nuclear energy, where participants answered two primary questions:
1. What is the role for nuclear in the transition to net-zero?
2. What type of nuclear will deliver the best outcome?
As the youngest participant, Alain spoke alongside diplomats and experts such as Andrea Waldman Lockwood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia at the US Department of Energy; Keisuke Sadamori, Director of the Office for Energy Markets and Security at the International Energy Agency; and Duncan Burt, COP26 Director, National Grid Group.
Alain is a Senior Sustainability Specialist at the International Hydropower Association, where he develops and implements a suite of sustainability tools which provide guidance to the hydropower sector as well as a means for assessing a project’s performance.