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COP25. When youth creates its own future - focus on climate technology

Date: 
Friday 6 December 2019 -
11:00am to 11:45am
CET
Senegal

Venue: Action Hub  

Interactive discussion on youth engagement in climate tech action

The aim of the event is to highlight youth engagement in climate processes and their role as innovators and climate tech entrepreneurs. The event will be organized by the CTCN together with YOUNGO, the official youth constituency at the UNFCCC. The session will guide the audience through questions and myths related to youth, climate technologies and innovation. Representatives from the UNFCCC youth constituency as well as youth entrepreneurs will present examples of the kind of ideas and solutions that can be unlocked if youth are empowered with the tools and access to knowledge, capacity building and funding to up-scale their solutions.

11:00-11:10
  • Welcoming remarks
  • Short interactive quiz on youth, innovation and climate 
Karina Larsen, CTCN

Marie-Claire, YOUNGO

11:10-11:20
  • Introduction to the CTCN knowledge portal: empowering youth with free access to online tools, knowledge and capacity building.     
Karina Larsen, 

CTCN

11:20-11:30 
  • Working as a young change-maker with the Young Volunteers Association for the Environment (JVE). JVE has worked with well-over 5,000 young people to become champions for environmental policies and green entrepreneurship. Sena has also been part of the company that produced the first ever commercial solar electric car ever in Africa, in Togo. 
Sena Alouka, JVE International 
11:30-11:35
  • Final remarks on importance of supporting youth with access to knowledge, capacity, and other resources to develop and scale up climate technology solutions  
  • Next steps on YOUNGO/CTCN collaboration and call for engagement  
Marie-Claire, YOUNGO
11:35-11:45
  • Q&A and concluding remarks
Karina Larsen, CTCN