In the lead-up to COP 21, youth from more than 20 countries decided to be part of this crucial global debate. Supported by numerous partners, they issued a White Paper with over 50 recommendations based on realities from the field from all continents.
The paper focused on four key areas where youth felt they could do something to address climate change: water and agriculture, water and health, water related risks, and sharing water resources.
This vision was acknowledged by Government Officials in several countries, including the President of COP 21. It became a commitment and youth immediately began implementing actions. Youth for Water and Climate Initiative (#YWC) wants to augment this youth-originated momentum.
GWP Chair Oyun Sanjaasuren signed a Declaration of Support for #YWC on 12 May 2017.
Twitter chat by #FridayChange - a platform to make African youth key actors in sustainable development.
The National Youth Parliament for Water of Togo (PNJE Togo) launched a youth action project on 18 March 2017.