One Young World x COP26 Green Zone Sessions Announcement

COP26 comes at a critical moment of the climate crisis - governmental inertia is no longer a credible option, and action is long overdue. One Young World recognises the importance of this summit and is committed to supporting the voices of young leaders who are on the frontier of the fight against climate change, to ensure the next generation are not shut out from the debate.

One Young World is pleased to announce that we will be hosting four exciting events throughout the Green Zone, partnering with key leaders in the climate space. 

Registration is now live

Policymaking for Future Generations: A Blueprint For A Green Future

Date/Time: 05 Nov 2021, 13:30 - 14:30

Venue: Science Show Theatre

One Young World in collaboration with the Future Generations Commission for Wales, is hosting an immersive panel on the topic of carving a path to net zero, where young leaders and innovation play a key role in the vision and establishment of a green future. 

Too often legislation regarding sustainable development plans - the creation of smart cities, changes in infrastructure, sustainable travel and urban expansion - are made without the consultation and expertise of young people who will be most affected by these designs and targets. Including young people as key decision-makers when creating the literal blueprints for their futures is crucial. The Welsh government is one of the first to meaningfully incorporate the wellbeing of Future Generations into current policymaking..

Join us for a dynamic panel featuring expert speakers and young leaders, offering key insights into the future of sustainable development, the path to net zero, and the essential role young people will play in achieving these goals.

Planetary Conservation: A global intergenerational discussion on how to effectively preserve and safeguard the natural world.

Date/Time: 06 Nov 2021, 09:30 - 10:30

Venue: Tower Base North

The destruction of nature is not contained within national boundaries, so why are our responses? This session will address the need for cross border collaboration to preserve the natural world and its biodiversity. There is a need for a cultural shift from one that separates people from nature to one which emphasises the symbiotic relationship between humanity and our environment. 

This session is brought to you by One Young World in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and will highlight some of the pioneering work on the frontlines of this fight that can guide future conservation efforts.

Unlocking Climate Solutions: From the Pacific Islands to the Arctic, why Indigenous knowledge must take centre stage.

Date/Time: 08 Nov 2021, 10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Cinema Auditorium

The Pacific Islands are under threat. Climate change has led to warmer waters, changing weather patterns, flooding and coral bleaching, and many islands are predicted to be lost to rising seas within our lifetime. Simultaneously, the Arctic is warming quicker than any other region on Earth and Arctic cultures are experiencing the devastating erosion of their land as ice caps continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Despite the vast geographical distance between the Arctic and Pacific Islands, it is striking that many of the challenges facing these communities as a consequence of the climate crisis are the same, yet both were largely ignored when they raised the alarm decades ago. It is now time for their voices to be heard.

One Young World in collaboration with the British Museum and the Republic of Palau, is hosting an immersive panel at the Cinema Auditorium.The discussion will surround the symbiotic relationship between people and nature, highlighting the importance of amplifying and learning from the voices and work of Indigenous communities when it comes to the safeguarding of our natural world. 

So, you want a Green job?

Date/Time: 07 Nov 2021, 15:30 - 17:00

Venue: Tower Base South

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a green economy will generate 24 million new jobs worldwide over the next decade, offering opportunities for young graduates, business, and governments alike. The need to tackle climate change has become increasingly apparent and throughout the globe popular support for robust action is increasing. This has resulted in the need and opportunity for new jobs.Green jobs are essential to any climate action roadmap, and this rapidly growing area could unlock further economic opportunities worth billions, driven by the demand for a sustainable future.

In this session, The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities focused on supporting young people into education, employment and enterprise, and One Young World, the global forum for young leaders - partnering with the Department for Education - will give you the insight needed to pursue a green career. 

Join us to hear an expert-led panel session made up of senior and young leaders, and attend a hybrid green careers fair where attendees can connect with leading green organisations across various sectors.


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