Youth Environment Assembly (YEA)

Act #ForNature. Act #WithYouth

12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 February 2021

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Join the largest youth-led environmental event!

Global Youth Environment Assembly is the official youth forum toward the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).  The first YEA of 2021 will take place on 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 February in lead the up to UNEA 5.1.

 

The Assembly will comprise sessions on variety of environmental topics, interactive segments, regional and thematic breakouts, dedicated plenary sessions and a high-level segments featuring dialogues between environment ministers and youth. 

Registrations are now open for youth advocates, organizations and stakeholders to register for YEA!

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"This is not only for us, it's for children of the world, and the future generations. And we will hold you accountable."

- at UNEA Bureau Retreat, June 2020

—  Name, Title

Agenda and Topics
12 February, 2021
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Summary Overview

10.30 AM - 11.30 AM      

Pre-Session: Capacity-building Session for Newbies

 

11.30 AM - 01.00 PM      

Political Coordination Group - Preparation for Negotiations [closed session] 
This is a working group session for members of UNEP MGCY only, to consult and prepare for the OECPR and UNEA-5. Please become a member HERE.

 

01: 00 PM - 02.30 PM      

Official Opening Ceremony!

02.30 PM - 03.30 PM       

Stockholm+50 Dialogue - A Youth Perspective 

03.30 PM - 04.30 PM       

Youth Influencing Public Policy: Dialogue with first-ever Future Generations Commissioner 

04.30 PM - 05.30 PM

Youth Dialogue with Member States - Tell the Governments What You Want!

 

05.30 PM - 06.30 PM

Youth and Faith-Based Engagement - Thematic Consultation 

06.30 PM - 08.00 PM          

Political Coordination Group - Preparation for Negotiations [closed session] 

This is a working group session for members of UNEP MGCY only, to consult and prepare for the OECPR and UNEA-5. Please become a member HERE.

Summary Overview

09.30 AM - 11.00 AM

Asia Pacific Regional Breakout

 

11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Thematic Consultation 2: Science Policy, Chemicals and waste, environmental law 

12.30 PM - 01.30 PM 

Youth Dialogue with Member States - Tell the Governments What You Want! 

01.30 PM - 03.00 PM

Europe Regional Breakout (in parallel) 

01.30 PM - 03.00 PM

Africa Regional Breakout (in parallel) 

03.00 PM - 04.30 PM

Global Consultation on World Youth Report

03.00 PM - 04.30 PM

Thematic Consultation 3: Education and Environment

04.30 PM - 05.30 PM

Policy Coordination Group (preparation for OECPR)

05.30 PM - 06.30 PM

Thematic Consultation 4: Nature and food security, environment and health

08.00 PM - 09.30 PM

Regional Breakout - Latin America and Caribbean

13 February, 2021
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18 February, 2021
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Summary Overview

08.00 - 10.00AM

Joint Event of Science Policy Business Forum and UNEPMGCY

This plenary session, hosted jointly with the UN Science Policy Business Forum, is an intergenerational dialogue bringing together youth, academia, and decision-makers from public and private sectors. 

12.30 - 1.30PM

Youth Voices for Nature

UNEPMGCY, YOUNGO and GYBN and UNEP will present the Youth Manifesto and invite youth to take part in the online campaign

2.30 - 4.00PM

Anatomy of Action

The Major Group of Children and Youth will present its Advocacy

Challenge and have a dialogue about the importance of systematic behavioural change. 

4.00 - 5.30PM

Launch of Chemicals and Waste Youth Platform

In this session, the forma youth engagement platform for the chemicals and waste in the UN system will be launched jointly with SAICM and BRS conventions. The launch will also feature a panel discussion on how the United Nations and Youth can work together, particularly in multilateral space, to adress chemicals and waste.
 

5.30 - 6.30PM

Showcasing Youth-Initiatives during COVID-19

Youth Environment Advocates showcasing youth-initiatives and h

they conduct projects differently during COVID-19 times.    

Summary Overview

11.00 - 12.00PM

Policy Coordination Group (preparation for UNEA interventions)

Parallel sessions on drafting and consultation on intervention texts.

 

12.00 - 1.30PM

Closing Youth Dialogue with Executive Director Inger Andersen 

and UNEA -5 President Rotevatn 

1.30 - 3.00PM

Launch of the GEO - 6 for Youth

This session will mark the official launch of the Global Environmental Outlook 6 for Youth (GEO-6 for Youth). GEO-6 for Youth is UNEP’s first full e-publication and provides engaging content to inform, engage and lead to youth action. The authors of the report, alongside Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP, will discuss the three main areas of: (1)Communicating science to the Youth (2) Sustainable actions/activism (3) Green jobs of the future and the skills to access these opportunities. 

3.00 - 4.30PM

Ministerial Dialogue 

Dialogue in preparation of  UNEA with a focus on youth expectations for an ambitious UNEA and an ambitious environment policy and youth engagement

4.30 - 6.30 PM        

LAC Regional Breakout 

An invitation for children and youth, and youth organisations in the LAC region to join us for a dialogue, discussion and consultation on youth priorities for the region.

19 February, 2021
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20 February, 2021
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Summary Overview

09.30 - 11.00AM

Regional Breakout Africa Region - Networking Meeting

An invitation for children and youth, and youth organisations in the African region to join us for a dialogue, discussion and consultation on youth priorities for the region.

09.30 - 11.00AM

Regional Breakout MENA Region - Networking Meeting

An invitation for children and youth, and youth organisations in the MENA region to join us for a dialogue, discussion and consultation on youth priorities for the region.

1.00 - 2.00PM

Youth Engagement in Ecosystem Restoration and Nature Conservation

2.00 - 3.00PM

Environmental impact of COVID-19

A youth dialogue with Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Director of UNCBD

4.00 - 5.30PM

Capacity Building on Water and Environment

Are you interested in water issues? Do you want to ask questions of and hear from experts in the field? Join us to learn about many different areas in the water sector including wastewater, Water Health and Remediation, pollution control, marine litter and more!

5.30 - 6.00PM

Gender and Environmental Advocacy Cooperation event between Major Group of Children and Youth and Women Major Group.

Partner Events 

18th February, 4.30 - 6.30 AM UTC

YEA-UNEP Partner Event - Webinar

The partner event is a Webinar on Facebook Live www.facebook.com/ClimateActionDriver 

Organizer: Mr. Hemang Vellore – Founder YOUNG CEO, Host - Climate Convos, and Fellow For Climate Action – Anant National University

Speakers: Mr. Hemang Vellore - Climate Convos, Fellow For Climate Action – Anant National University.; Ms. Setu Sharma – HANMUN Talks & Climate Activist.; Mr. Tushar Wayal – Student Leaders Network and Lead Earth Fellow at TERI.; Ms. Sanjeetaa Dhaka,  Women Youth Envoy – Rajasthan Jat Mahasabha, Ph.D Scholar – Food Science and Nutrition.​; Mr. Sumit Ranjan,  – Quassarian Innovations Pvt. Ltd. ; Ms. Prarthi Shah – Baroda Stickers, Heritage Manager and Environmentalist.; Mr. Sreekanth Thota - Youth For Seva and Lab on Wheels.; Ms. Deepika Davuluri – Cosmagen.; Mr. Venkatesh G Y – Yuvajana Samghala Samakhya.; Ms. Sohini Jana - Online Circle of Compassion, & JK Policy Institute. ; Dr. Aarshil Patel – Global Association of Medical Students. 


 

18 February, 11:30 PM UTC

Youth Environment Assembly - Sustentabilize.se # 3

Come and participate in the 3nd conversation round of Sustentabilize-se on the Youth Environment Assembly.

The way to register: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/MwJWwj3Q


 

19th February, 1.00 PM UTC

National Youth Environmental Leadership Summit 2021 

A youth summit targeted at educating the youths in

Nigeria on tackling global challenges like climate change,mental

health issues and food insecurity.It shall also feature networking

sessions, poetry recitations and seminar presentations.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hl8tX2rDsrNa3HUBpz5DHzailuJ4GuEXcGQ2HvBWZc4/prefill

Host: Benjamin Nnaekezie Anabaraonye 


 

19th February, 7.00 PM UTC

Impact of Environmental degradation and Climatic Change on global food security and the Economy; solutions to the problems.

A webinar on Impact of Environmental degradation and Climatic Change on global food security and the Economy; solutions to the problems.


To Register  Send an email to : enquiry@lifechangersinfo.org; Abigailkomoriri@gmail.com

 

 

20th February, 2021, 10:30am to 12:30pm

International SDGs Forum 

International SDGs Forum will focus on SDG 7, 13, 14, and 15 with constructive dialogue from stakeholders followed by a round table discussion consisting of representation from over the globe.

 Express your interest as Speaker/Delegate via mail to akshay.jamdade@greensustainablefuture.com

20th February 12:00 PM UTC

"How to speak about Sustainability so that people want to listen" 

Organiser: Circle of Sustainable Europe

Description: How can you talk about sustainability in a way that captivates your audience? Have you ever wondered how to get people to truly listen to such important topics? 

Join our session "How to speak about Sustainability so that people want to listen" to hear our experiences, join a discussion and ask your questions. We are young professionals in the field of sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, space sustainability, and awareness raising and we look forward sharing our knowledge with you!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79443324911?

pwd=R3FmTjFRaFI5MzRKd1RBdHBRR1Yvdz09 

Meeting ID: 794 4332 4911, Passcode: n3dHww

20th February, 11:30 AM UTC

Climate Change and Health (Webinar/PanelDiscussion)

This virtual event will be touching the sensitive topic of how Climate Change affects Global Health. The speakers of the event include youth-leaders from various countries around the globe who are working in the areas of climate change and health.

Meeting ID- 836 9162 4369 

Passcode- ETF2021

Meeting link- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83691624369?pwd=L2c4YnovNHhwQWR5R0lvbG43K3psQT09


 

20th February, 12.00-14.00 PM UTC

The Environmental Protection Youth Lab.

Venue: UBE Training Center, Conference Hall. Off Western Byepass Zaria Road Tudun Wada Gusau, Zamfara State.

IMPACT-NIGERIA is organizing is a Youth led organizing working to promote awareness on Environmental Protection, The overreaching goal of the Environmental Protection Youth Lab Event is to bring formal and informal young people together to chart solutions on environmental challenges in their Communities to improve the linkage between the youth and the Ministry Of Environment to create and implement policies that improve young people’s access to decent jobs on Environmental Protection. The Youth Lab is an opportunity for youth in every state in Nigeria to discuss and agree on the keyways to address youth environmental challenges in their states, down to Community Level around these focus areas; Environmental Behavioral Change, Activities Focussed on children empowerment and engagement etc.

 

20th February, 12.15 PM UTC

Sustainability and Human Rights: Looking beyond Environmental and Climate Change Law!

Organizers: The [A]political Pipeline (India);  African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development (Africa); Climate Social Forum (Italy);bon't worry INGO (Italy)

We are increasingly noticing the drawbacks of environmental and climate change law when it comes to protecting the environment. Hence, the organizations have researched and developed a free MOOC for people highlighting how commercial and economic law contribute to sustainability and help prevent climate change. In the end, we would have a youth roundtable discussing if this is the right approach to go about it, releasing a position paper. You would have it all from discussions on environmental law to corporations to youth participation!

 

1. Mr. Joel Eboa: Secretary-General, African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development, Special Observer Status with the UN ECOSOC. 

2. Nanga Sandrine Patricia: Lawyer, African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development.

3. Domenico Vito: Observer of the Conferences of the Parties since 2015 - the year in which the Paris Agreement was approved by the parties. 

4. Asia Guerreschi: Co-Founder don’t worry INGO charity against gender-based violence, Scientific Communicator, Contributor Writer, Founder of Rethinking Climate.

5. Irene Abra: COP26 Campaign Worker for the Methodist Church in Italy.

 Way to register: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeieB0wFMqm0Y98qzsgtvH_fVhuBuwlkDRHZ9tllTYK9j2oPg/viewform

Partners
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