COP-27. Young leaders of Central Asia will take part in the Youth side event “Activating youth action for climate and water protection” at the UNFCCC COP-27 on November 16, 2022, at 10:15-11:45, in the Water Pavilion
On November 16, the International Youth Side Event "Activating Youth Action for Climate and Water Protection" will take place at 10:15-11:45 at the UNFCCC COP-27 Water Pavilion in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The side event will bring together representatives of international organizations, youth networks, decision makers, youth of the Central Asian region, civil society, and alumni of the Central Asian Leadership Program (CALP).
The side event organizers are: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Valuing Water Initiative (VWI); Aquafed; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; KWR Water Research Institute; Center of Global Education, Canada (CGETIG); Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), and Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).
· Showcase youth action on climate and water and encourage moving from talk to action
· Build a narrative of intergenerational individual stories on water and climate as a way to create linkages between the leaders of today and tomorrow
· Demonstrate that several paths for collaboration and action exist and there is the need to strengthen synergies for delivery of commitments
· Discuss how can different initiatives continue to collaborate post COP27 and in the lead up to the UN Water Conference
The main sessions of the side-event:
1. Testimonials from young people on Youth action on climate & water - Students, Stories, Art and visual storytelling.
2. Solutions Panel - answers from decision-makers Joe to introduce the commitments & facilitate a discussion on “catalyzing intergenerational action on water and climate” on-site and hybrid.
3. Closing - linkage to UN Water Conference, Water action agenda, Global Child Manifesto, Youth manifesto, next steps action orientated - Focusing on UN 2023.
In this side event, the Central Asian region will be represented by the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) Mr. Sulton Rakhimzoda and a member of the CALP Alumni Network Ms. Shakhzoda Alikhanova (Uzbekistan), who will announce the joint “Regional Statement of Central Asian Youth on Climate Change to the participants of the COP-27”.
The Joint Regional Statement of Central Asian Youth is a demonstration of the fact that various youth networks and groups are ready to cooperate, work together and develop common messages and solutions. The participants of the side-event will be convinced of the strength of the voice of the Central Asian youth, how united it is, and how important it is today to help increase the potential of young leaders!
Background: The Central Asian Youth Regional Statement to the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Convention (COP27) was prepared on behalf of the 2010-2021 CALP Alumni Network in conjunction with the Central Asia First Regional Youth Climate Conference (RCOY CA) Working Group, youth network CAY4W, and other youth networks, in cooperation with government agencies of the Central Asian countries.
The preliminary text of the Youth Regional statement was discussed during the regional meetings of the CALP Organizing Committee, the working group of the CALP network and national consultations in the CA countries.
Additional information – Tatiana Shakirova, CAREC Education for Sustainable Development Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org