The world recently witnessed the important event of a confluence of major world leaders coming together on one platform to address the issue of Climate Change at Cop21, a summit held in Paris.YPS, Patiala, was privileged to be amongst the fourteen schools nominated from across the Globe and the only school from India to participate in this conference on climate change. The student delegates made representation at COY11, a parallel Conclave of Youth.
The conference turned out to be an exercise by the Youth of the world to voice their opinion and express their concern before the world leaders on the changing climate patterns that are adversely affecting the planet and, consequently, the life of all species inhabiting it.
The summit also sought to explore the various policies and measures that need to be immediately adopted to check a further spread of this climate change and effectively address the issue.The Centre for Global Education and Taking ITGlobal, Canada, came together in a Global Virtual Town Hall to discuss the youth’s vision of the future of their planet. From Accra to Alberta, Stockholm to South Africa, the youth exchanged ideas, debated alternatives, and ultimately created a document that represents their views and concerns on the survival our species and our blue planet. The student-delegates attended Webinars and virtual platform over a period of 2 months to create a white paper on “#Decarbonize: A Global Mobilization on Climate Change”, that was actually presented before the world leaders at COP21 conference in Paris.
Students of YPS participated in all the sessions via Webinar and remained active participant and contributor to the global youth efforts.The youth of the world recognise the need to apply the values demonstrated within the policies framework in all aspects of our unified fight against climate change.They addressed six key concerns related to the transition of this unstable planet into a sustainable world i.e. Energy, Water and Oceans, Resilience and Adaptation, Agriculture, Forests and Land Use, Economic Aid.Stress was laid on Education, which is fundamentally important to combat climate change for ignorance is frequently an impediment to change.The youth reiterated their demand for stringent measures to limit climate change to a threshold of ®2 C
The Youth hopes that the outcome of the COP21 will bring about a binding commitment from the countries to work towards a more sustainable and healthy environment in the times to come. A cleaner and greener planet and a more habitable world will be, perhaps, the most precious gift from us to our children and different species of plants and animals.We would be grateful if you could kindly provide us the due coverage in your esteemed newspaper.