On September 21, the United Nations will host the first ever UN Youth Climate Summit. In this regard, the organization announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world would receive support to participate in the event at the UN headquarters in New York.
Among the 100 champions who received a “Green Ticket” is Tanya Sin, a young climate activist from the city of Urgench, Uzbekistan.
“It is a great honor to represent Uzbekistan at the UN Youth Climate Summit. Unfortunately, the climate change is the reality of the modern world. The world needs to consolidate efforts to prevent the actions that causes climate change as well as cope with the horrible consequences it brings. I am very glad that more and more young people are concerned about the climate change and reacts proactively in finding solutions to this problem. The UN Youth Climate Summit is a great opportunity for young people to speak up and fight for the safe future of our planet,” Tanya Sin said.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated Green Ticket recipients and all successful applicants in a video message, saying, “I appeal to young people around the world to follow the Summit online and to be drivers of climate action in their own countries.”
The Youth Climate Summit will feature a full day of programming that brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who are committed to combating climate change at the pace and scale necessary, as demonstrated by science. It will be action-oriented, intergenerational, and inclusive, with equitable representation of young leaders from all walks of life.
The Youth Climate Summit is a key milestone ahead of the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, which is calling on leaders from government, business and civil society to boost efforts to tackle climate change and comes just one day after the Global Climate Strike on September 20.
“Young people are leading the way on climate action,” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake. “The Secretary-General’s Youth Climate Summit will provide a powerful global platform for young climate leaders from all over the world to take their rightful place and drive positive climate solutions”.
It should be noted that the Summit will provide a platform for young climate leaders to showcase their solutions on a global stage and engage directly with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time. Youth leaders will present the discussions of the Youth Climate Summit at the Climate Action Summit on Monday, 23 September.