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Accelerating Action for the Planet, Thematic Breakout session, 10th Economic and Social Council Youth Forum
7 Apr 2021 -  Young people feel that the determination to fight COVID-19 should also be used in addressing climate change (SDG 13). Recovering back better should also include actions to recover in a reener and more sustainable way (SDG 12).

In this breakout session, young people will show how they can help improve SDG 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns) during and post-COVID-19. They will also address the importance of protecting our planet by fighting against SDG 13 (Climate Action). Young engineers and activists could also discuss how to advance a greener and more sustainable infrastructure, which can have cross-cutting effects in all the SDGs. They could also advance creative ideas to accelerate investments for a sustainable infrastructure facility and its impact in transforming economies for jobs creation and climate action.

Moderator: Mr. Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).