Youth delegation, Unicef and Fundación MERI join forces for children and youth in LAC
The MERI Foundation and UNICEF have signed an alliance that seeks to jointly develop climate and environmental actions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), mainly in environmental education and ensuring that children and young people in the region are protagonists of the solutions to protect to the planet. This alliance will contribute to the achievement and acceleration of the 2030 Agenda and especially the Sustainable Development Goals 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15 and 17.
Young people are a population in a situation of vulnerability due to the impacts of climate change, as well as they are change agents. This is why their participation in the 2nd Conference on Scientific Evidence and Public Policie: Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean has been guaranteed, with spaces for training and dialogue to have full participation.
The meeting is made up of international experts, representatives of civil society, indigenous peoples, decision makers and the Youth Delegation, made up of 24 teenagers and young people between 15 and 25 years old and belonging to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This youth of the region have been protagonists of change and are desperately asking governments to act urgently and ambitiously.
MERI Foundation, UNICEF and the youth of Latin America and the Caribbean join forces to empower this new generation whose action is, without a doubt, one of the keys to confronting the climate and environmental crisis.