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(Part 2) SDG Action Zone, United Nations Youth Climate Summit, 21 September 2019
21 Sep 2019 -  Climate change is the defining problem of our generation. Without concerted efforts and concrete solutions from young people, we will not be able to address the crisis and risk, leaving the most vulnerable behind.

The SDG Action Zone will showcase solutions, commitments, and pledges made by young people to tackle the climate emergency. Participants will be able to interact with exhibits, network with climate activists and experts, present their solutions in an open mic format, and experience innovative ways to take climate action. The Youth Climate Compact, which emerged from thousands of youth pledging to take climate action at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference, will be featured.

The SDG Action Zone is organized by the Department of Global Communications Youth Representatives Steering Committee, with the support of the Youth Climate Team in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.

3:30 -4 p.m.Open Mic: Climate Action and Solutions Participants will be encouraged to make pledges and commitments, as well as showcase solutions to fight climate change. 4 -4:30 p.m. The Power of Young Consumers This segment will look at the power of young consumers and their ability to shift economies towards more sustainable business practices and individual consumption patterns. Moderator Aishwarya Narasimhadevara, Medical Women’s International Association Speakers Madison Ross, Mercado Global Joel-Lehi Organista, League of United Latin American Citizens Daniel Chidubem Gbujie, Team54Project 4:30 -5:45 p.m.Climate Action Food Showcase: Kitchen Connection This platform will present chefs, both online and offline, who will showcase innovative climate-conscious recipes and the power that food has to combat climate change. (Brought to you with the support of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) and New York University(NYU)) Participants Earlene Cruz, Director, Kitchen Connection Chef Nkem Odewunmi Chef Grace Ramirez Chef Hanan Rasheed5:45 -6 p.m. Closing Remarks Ali Mustafa, Glocha
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