UNICEF calls for young people to be involved in climate talks
UNICEF UK has called for greater involvement of young people in UN decision making process, following an inconclusive UN climate summit in Poznan, Poland.
David Parker from UNICEF International and Lucy Stone from UNICEF UK attended the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) talks, with 190 countries negotiating on what is hoped to be a global deal on climate change in 2009.
Youth representatives from India and Australia spoke at an 'inter-generational inquiry on climate solutions' but UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer agreed that “the youth voice is not being heard by the negotiators”.
He urged young people to press their national delegation to honour their promise for youth representation, a commitment made in the last conference in Bali, and called for increased national and international civic pressure. “I think...