Transforming our world: Children's voices for 2050

This event, organized by the Zero Water Day Partnership in collaboration with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat in the margins of the twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will focus on empowering children and youth through education to be the main actors of change in addressing climate change, especially regarding their role in water and mountain ecosystem conservation.

Sessions will highlight opportunities to rethink mountain tourism and its impact on natural resources and livelihoods, to harness it towards a more resilient, green and inclusive future. It will draw from local government experiences in coordinating action on climate change that engages and empowers schools, communities, key actors and groups.

The final session will feature the launch of a call to action “Mountains, the water towers of our world: Children’s call to action to protect mountain areas against the impacts of climate change” that raises the voices of children - the future custodians on mountains - who call upon governments and the organizers of the UNFCCC COP 26 to urgently address education on mountains, awareness on mountains as water towers, and to tap into sustainable mountain tourism's potential.

Add your name to the Call to Action to show your support for this initiative and the voices of children around the world, their hopes, dreams and ideas for the future. All are welcome to support, including governments, organizations and individuals.

This event is part of the three-day workshop on "Sustainability in health and education – Global challenges and solutions" on 2-4 November 2021. "Transforming our world: Children's voices for 2050" will be held on 4 November 2021 at 9.00–17.00 (Glasgow time).

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Source: Mountain Partnership
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