ACP YPN Expert at Royal Commonwealth Society International Meeting

On the 16th October 2018, Asia La Chapelle Williams (SDG 11&13 Expert) presented the work of the Sustainability Campaign to date as part of a partnership project with the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN). The participants of the event included members from the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, and the Blue Charter Initiative. See the attached agenda here: 2018 International Meeting Programme – Day 2

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Some of the main recommendations include:

1. Reduction of plastic consumption and improved waste management across the Commonwealth;
2. Measuring and taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint through tools and lifestyle choices – 2.2 billion people across the Commonwealth, 60% of whom are youth have a significant impact in addressing the climate change challenge;
3. Required support for future sustainability campaigns that take into account individual actions as well as the influence and inclusion of youth in policy making at a local, national, regional and international level.

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In conclusion, the UN IPCC report launched in early October 2018, provided us with some stark choices to meet the 1.5 degree celsius threshold and in order to meet these challenges and tackle climate change, radical action is required at an individual and global level to meet these targets. 2030 provides us with a small window of opportunity to create a better world, a protected environment and a more stable climate.

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