In preparation of COP26, Italy hosts #YouthforClimates Live Series

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NEW YORK, JUNE 24 – The Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea will be hosting the #Youth4ClimateLive Series, in collaboration with Connect4Climate – World Bank Group and the Office of Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, as part of the initiatives organized in the run-up to the 2021 Pre-COP26 in Milan, Italy and COP26.

Beginning June 26, 2020, fresh one-hour installments in the virtual event series will be released regularly through spring of 2021, tackling topics including but not limited to: driving a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature-Based Solutions, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Each session will bring together a geographically and culturally diverse group of young people on the vanguard of creative climate action. To ensure a consistency in style and format, the entire series will be hosted and moderated by two champions of youth voices: celebrated poet and social entrepreneur, Ahmed Badr, and former Youth Coordinator at Global Landscapes Forum, Salina Abraham. The UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will virtually attend the inaugural event.

In a spirit of inclusiveness, the virtual event series will provide the opportunity for wide and deep audience engagement across social media channelsand different viewing platforms. All sessions will be broadcast live on the same central platform while being available simultaneously on trending social media sites, hence leading to lively on-screen discussions and strong collaboration among those tuning in and participating. (@OnuItalia)