Tread Lightly European Youth Forums
4 Oct 2011 - 21 Oct 2011Twenty years after the original UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, a new generation of youth is speaking up about global environmental issues. Youth, educators and NGOs from across the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Norway and the Netherlands will meet in October to form recommendations for the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Many of the youth participating in these events were not yet born in 1992, when world leaders gathered for the original Earth Summit, a landmark in global environmental policy. But in 2012, when politicians and change-makers reconvene in Rio de Janeiro, their voices will be heard.
?Young people today have important perspective to share on the state of the environment, as they are the ones inheriting it,? says Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director of TakingITGlobal. ?Through the Youth Environment and Education Forums, they will have a chance to contribute and connect with their peers.?
These youth environment and education forums allow individuals and organizations to contribute toward the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit while connecting with others who are passionate about sustainable development. The results of each forum will be compiled and contributed to the recommendations submitted to the UN by Peace Child International, TakingITGlobal and other civil society organizations.
The forums kicked off in Oslo, Norway, on October 4th, and will wrap up in Amsterdam on October 21st. These events are a great place to meet fellow activists, organizers and educators, discuss important issues, and contribute to a significant global environmental event.
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These events are organized by Tread Lightly, a climate change education and engagement initiative operated by TakingITGlobal. These are youth led and organised events