Sat, 30 Jan | Webinar

Mitigating Climate Change: A Sudanese Youth Delegate's Perspective

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Time & Location

30 Jan, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
Webinar

About the Event

Event Report:

  • Sudanese Climate Change Activist Nisreen Elsaim explained how the youth of today can get involved in the climate change policies which are made by older generations in governments and international organisations
  • For many, particularly in countries such as Sudan, when young people get involved they are not necessarily taken seriously due to their age, lack of experience, and often gender and background
  • There is inequality in the way young people get involved, not necessarily the response taken by the UN
    • For example, the school strikes happening in Europe would be infective and counterproductive in countries such as Sudan due to the low number of children in education and the importance of education in shaping the future of the youth and country (their education is priority as so little have one)
    • The coronavirus pandemic also means that those with no access to technology and internet are unable to participate in several forms of climate change activism (e.g. events such as this)
      • Nisreen briefly mentioned that she herself did not have electricity until a certain point in the day, highlighting the technological disparity between the global north and south in communications, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • It is up to our leaders to fight climate change together and it is those leaders who can encourage their citizens to believe in climate change and take action
    • But as the leaders of tomorrow and the future of our countries, it is up to us to ensure that climate change is being acknowledged by the leaders
  • Climate change has led to an increase in mass migration and will definitely continue all over the world
    • E.g. the drought in Chad has led to migration into Sudan

Topics

  • Climate Change
  • International Organisations
  • Inequality
  • Coronavirus
  • Populism
  • Technology
  • Migration
  • Education

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