COP18: Let the world hear youth voices on climate change
Dr Ozuzu Promise , Youth Delegation of Nigeria
From Qatar: COP18 UN Climate Change Conference 2012
COP18 (26/11/12) – Dr Ozuzu Promise from the Youth Delegation of Nigeria calls for young people to have a bigger role in UNFCCC decision making and on plans to protect the environment. He doesn’t to have to ask the question in the future: “What have you been doing to protect the environment?”
Dr Promise goes on to describe how the Conference of Youth (COY) preceding COP18 gave his delegation a platform to speak on a global level about their national projects and to forge partnerships with other youth campaigners for future initiatives.
He concludes by discussing the challenges of communicating the direct impacts of climate change to Nigerian youth, and describes the creative materials produced by the Zero Carbon Team in Nigeria on show in the Doha conference centre.