Local Conference of Youth on Climate in Turkmenistan

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Local Conference of Youth on Climate in Turkmenistan

The world today is home to the largest generation of young people in history, 1.8 billion. Connected to each other like never before, young people lead the way in combating climate change, implementing mitigation and adaptation projects, offering innovative solutions, fostering social progress, and inspiring positive change in both urban and rural settings. In this context United Nations in Turkmenistan jointly with UK Embassy and national partners supported the organization of Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) (TBC) by youth networks including Youth Union, the cohort of SDG Ambassadors in Turkmenistan, and other young activists. OBJECTIVES: • To empower local youth to discuss and present key climate change issues and develop the actions needed to address them. • To provide for a space for young people of Turkmenistan coming together from different parts of the country, including the regions, to share experiences, knowledge, thoughts and ideas for enhanced global climate change action. • To encourage and prepare these young people for active participation in the upcoming COY16 in Glasgow and all future COYs • To prepare young climate leaders via building capacities of young people, training, educating and enabling them to take action on climate change and sustainable development. • Extend the Final Summary of Youth Initiatives in Turkmenistan for COY16 and COP26 • Develop 10 creative solutions for young people to implement in 2022 • To prepare official youth statement of Turkmenistan that will be submitted to COY16 • Create a functioning network of youth activists on climate change Our students Atajan Metjiev, Gulnar Atashova, Zohre Geldievak, Nartach Garayeva took an active part and were group facilitators.