Role of Youth in Tackling Climate Change

Nepal is taking part  in the  26th Conference of Parties (COP26) being held in Glasgow, UK, from 31 October to 12 November 2021.  The Ministry of Forests and Environment has prepared a “Roadmap to Nepal’s strategic engagement in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 26)”. It highlighted four broad areas of engagement in the COP26:

  1. Showcasing Nepal climate change agenda in COP 26,
  2. Enhancing partnership and dialogues leaving no one behind,
  3. Defining and strengthening Nepal’s position for COP26, and
  4. Ensuring strong representation in UNFCCC COP 26 negotiation process

To that end, ISSR and ISET-Nepal is jointly organizing an  interaction program of young professionals, leaders, and students of sciences and other disciplines. This discussion program aims to discuss the challenges Nepal faces among the youth and  share their perspective.In particular, the program will pose the following guiding questions:

  • How has the scenario of climate-related disasters changed over the years?
  • How will Nepal be in 2030?
  • What would be the state of climate change and what would be the state of disaster in the country?
  • What would be Nepal’s role in climate change mitigation, adaptation, and loss and damages?
  • What do you think will the CoP 26 achieve?
  • How can Nepal benefit from participation at COP26 and what does the representing team need to focus on to get international attention?
  • What do you think will happen to you 10 years from today? 
  • What would be the new opportunities then and what would be the challenges globally?
  • How can the youth steer Nepal’s social and economic changes in the right direction and how can they be motivated?