Towards structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability in the EU decision-making process (own-initiative opinion) - Related Events
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As in the previous years, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will actively take part in the annual United Nations Framework on Climate Change – COP27, which this year will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. This year's COP marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The objective of this online event - held in the context of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) - is to take stock of EU progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, in order to come up with a new set of proposals to reinvigorate the EU trajectory through strategic and cooperative approaches.
The NAT section of the EESC will hold a public hearing on 26 April 2022 to engage stakeholders and civil society actors and discuss the engagement of young people towards achieving sustainable development. The conclusions of the hearing will feed into the preparation of the EESC information report on this topic.
Following the success of the first Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Table, the EESC will host the second EU Youth Round Table on Friday 26 November, 11:00-12:00 CET. Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, will participate in the event and will engage with the youth representatives on the topic: protecting ecosystems and restoring biodiversity.
As in previous years, the EESC was an active participant in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP26, which took place in Glasgow, United Kingdom, from 31st October - 12th November 2021. The EESC delegation at COP26 included a youth delegate, Sophia Wiegand, for the first time.
The event will feature an intergenerational and international discussion on critical areas for climate and social justice: nature and sustainable business, energy transition, water management and sustainability in the global economy. Youth and high-level decision-makers will engage in a dialogue on opportunities, challenges and ways to make climate and sustainability policies participatory.
Following the recommendations of the EESC own-initiative opinion Towards structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability in the EU decision-making process, the EESC will host the first EU Youth Round Table bringing youth climate activists and representatives of youth organisations together with high-level EU decision-makers to discuss EU policies on climate and sustainability.
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