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september, 2020

08sep10:00 am11:00 amVirtual EventPartner Connect10:00 am - 11:00 am Event Type :Partner Connect

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African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Promoting Economic Pluralism and CarbonCare InnoLab.

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African Youth Initiative On Climate Change

Show bio +The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) is an umbrella youth network of African based youth organizations, university groups, rural youth groups, community-based youth associations, and like-minded individuals who are committed to fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. The initiative was conceived in 2006 in Nairobi Kenya, during the second International Conference of Youth preceding the UNFCCC, COP 12. The main reason for its founding was to ensure the inclusion, and active participation of youth voices from the south, and specifically Africa, in the international climate change negotiations. This was needed as the young people in Africa are almost half of the population and are most affected by climate change impacts- as well have the most potential to support Africa to take action on climate change.

Promoting Economic Pluralism

Show bio +We are seeking to create and support spaces for diverse voices, perspectives and approaches to understanding and organising our economies to help co-create truly sustainable, resilient and inclusive ones. We work with other organisations, activists and thinkers in the new economics movement. We look to develop projects to support this movement for reform.

CarbonCare InnoLab

Show bio +Found in 2014, CarbonCare InnoLab (CCIL) is an NGO dedicated to nurture and expand the active communities, focusing on the youth and students in Hong Kong, and encouraging them to mitigate climate change and develop sustainable low-carbon lifestyle through innovation, education and action. We put special emphasis on multi-stakeholder engagement and solution-oriented processes, as well as awareness-building across the community. There was near consensus at the Paris climate talks (COP21) in December 2015 about the urgency of action to slow and reverse climate change among the participating governments, companies, multilateral agencies and NGOs. But while those engaged with the issue stand united on the need for action, it seems that public concern for action on the issue is static, and in some cases being displaced by more immediately-felt social issues. Some people turn away from the issue, while others accept the seriousness of the changing climate but feel hopeless in the face of the complex interplay of issues involved. Too many stories of impending disaster or doom – with the finger of blame pointed at each of us as individuals, our currently favoured lifestyles – can produce paralysis or denial. There is a need to motivate communities, and especially young people, to view the transition to a zero-carbon economy as an exciting opportunity rather than a disturbing threat. We can turn pessimism about climate change into an optimistic vision of a more engaged and participatory society, and a more resilient and sustainable economy. There is scope to promote a picture of the future which contains an array of possibilities and opportunities. CarbonCare InnoLab carries the news that people can be part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem. CCIL is Section 88 registered charity and based in Hong Kong.