Why is Connected Voices Important?
Approximately 1.5 billion young people in more than 150 countries are not directly represented at the UN climate change conferences. These young people live mainly in developing countries and are often highly vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change. They are the most important stakeholders – it is their futures which are at stake, and yet their voices are not heard at the UN climate change conference. The Connected Voices initiative works to change this.
What did Connected Voices get up to at COP19?
Two of the Connected Voices team were in Warsaw for COP19, and with the help of the other steering committee members they ran an exhibition stand, worked with the UN Special Envoy on Youth, and ran an action that shared the messages sent in with the negotiators as they arrived at the conference.