Youth and Climate Action

Building Inclusive Communities Through Climate Education

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for ensuring equal access for all people to affordable and quality education, including technical, vocational, tertiary and university. Rapid technological changes present opportunities and challenges, but the learning environment, the capacities of teachers, and the quality of education have in many parts of the world not kept pace or still need to catch up. 

This session will be focusing on the role of universities, communities, and vocational institutes in; continuing education; urban settings, improving access for marginalized students and communities, offering opportunities for youth, promoting education in vulnerable settings, gender equality, and technology for education.

Duration: 3 Hours.

Climate Change – Cities and Communities in Action

Climate change is the defining issue as our time, as outlined by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and elaborated upon over the years by the scientific community, as well as public and private sector entities. The impact of of climate change is global in scope, unprecedented in scale, and is already disrupting communities and livelihoods, especially of those living in poverty.  

This session will focus on knowledge sharing on low carbon pathways and carbon footprints, transport and mobility transformation, renewable energy, fiscal incentives for green technology, coastal communities, climate-smart food production, and land use change and forestry.

Duration: 3 Hours.

Youth-led Session: Creating Investment Opportunities and Economic Success for Youth

Half of the world’s 7.6 billion people are under the age of 30. Youth unemployment stands at near 60 million worldwide, with many more young people underemployed or in vulnerable and exploitative employment and working poverty. Young people’s economic empowerment and access to decent jobs are essential components of a strong foundation for global societies and their futures.

This session will be focusing on higher education, vocational training, marginalized youth, digital marketplaces, and youth access to innovative solutions.

Duration: 3 Hours

Experts & Strategic Consultants

Olumide Idowu

Member of the Committee,
World Green Growth Summit