November 10, 2021 was the penultimate day of the Glasgow UNFCCC COP26, focusing on “Transportation and Youth”. At the mobilization meeting for the Stockholm+50 International Conference, representatives of CBCGDF’s COP26 delegation spoke with Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), bringing the Chinese voice to the conference.
During the question session, the CBCGDF’s representative asked, “How can we ensure the effective and continuous participation of young people after COP26?”
Ms. Inger replied, “UNEP is developing an online platform and thematic workshop that will ensure proactive contact with young people.”
Per Bolund, Minister of Environment and Climate, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, added, “It is not the young people who need us, but it is us that need the young people.”
At the end of the conference, Inger and Per asked the young attendees two questions, the first being “what is hope” and the second being “what kind of perspectives you expect to see and what kind of opportunities you want”, hoping that the participants, especially the young people, will all walk out of the conference room with these questions in mind and continue to think about them.
In addition, Inger also said that since UNEP started to hold the Environment Conference in Stockholm in 1972, it has achieved a lot, and next year is the 50th anniversary of the conference, she is looking forward to hearing more voices from youth and discussing the future direction of development.
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Original Chinese article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/fLsJBgTE1oAuQ6ZNoMhGUg