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Fiji’s Gibson named among young climate activists to take formal seat at UN table
10:44 pm GMT+12, 28/07/2020, Fiji

Ernest Gibson, the co-coordinator for 350 Fiji has been named as one of the seven young climate activists to take formal seat at UN table in Secretary-General’s new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
 
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has selected Gibson to advise him regularly on accelerating global action and ambition to tackle the worsening climate crisis.
 
The announcement marks a new effort by the United Nations to bring more young leaders into decision-making and planning processes, as the UN works to mobilize climate action as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts.
 
“We are in a climate emergency. We do not have the luxury of time,” said Guterres.
 
“We have seen young people on the front lines of climate action, showing us what bold leadership looks like,” he added.

“That is why I am launching my Youth Advisory Group on climate change today – to provide perspectives, ideas and solutions that will help us scale up climate action.”
 
The members of the Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change represent the diverse voices of young people from all regions as well as small island states.
 
They will offer perspectives and solutions on climate change, from science to community mobilisation, from entrepreneurship to politics, and from industry to conservation.
 

SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS


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