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The Global Youth Statement Published Post-COP26

The Global Youth Statement Published Post-COP26


Published on November 16, 2021

The UN has just released its Global Youth Statement, written by youth representing their collective, international voice and their specific calls for action to end climate change. Dahdaleh Institute Research Fellow Mark Terry served as one of the editors of the recently published statement.

In 15 thematic areas, the statement urges world leaders at COP26 to provide the necessary policy framework to win our fight against global warming and the consequences of climate change. The overarching demand that unifies all themes is that youth should be actively and meaningfully included in all decision-making processes concerning climate change governance and implementation. The authors call for these policy demands to be integrated into national and international agendas and commitments and demand an intersectional approach to youth inclusion in environmental governance, acknowledging that the climate crisis affects some communities and social groups disproportionately and recognizing that the climate crisis is a broader socio-political crisis that necessitates systemic and radical action.

Check out the full statement below:


Planetary Health



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Youth Climate Report | Project, Research




Mark Terry, Research Fellow, Documentary Film & Global Health Alum

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