UN / YOUTH CLIMATE ADVISORY GROUP

28-Jul-2020 00:01:19
Announcing the launch of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, his Special Adviser on Climate, Selwin Hart, said “young people understand, more than any other group, the threat that climate change poses to their present and their future.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 28 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

28 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Selwin Hart, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant
Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team:
“It is clear that young people understand, more than any other group, the threat that climate change poses to their present and their future; and they, more than anyone else have been taking action to confront it. It’s time that young people are part of the decision-making process, and this Advisory Group will give young climate leaders an opportunity to inform the decision-making process and to suggest actions and solutions that will help us move faster and much further.”

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3. Wide shot, United Nations flag

06 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Selwin Hart, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant
Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team:
“This Youth Advisory Group will comprise of seven initial leaders, climate leaders and members, who will serve until the end 2021, and they come from all regions of the world.”

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5. Wide shot, United Nations flag

06 JULY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Selwin Hart, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Assistant
Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team:
“Thunberg, Greta, is a great example of the sort of outstanding leadership that we’ve seen from young people who have been leading the charge on climate action. Her contribution on the stage of the General Assembly last year, at the last year at the Climate Summit, was incredibly powerful.”

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7. Wide shot, United Nations Secretariat building
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Announcing the launch of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, his Special Adviser on Climate, Selwin Hart, today (28 Jul) said “young people understand, more than any other group, the threat that climate change poses to their present and their future.”

Speaking to reporters via video teleconference, Hart said it was time this Advisory Group “will give young climate leaders an opportunity to inform the decision-making process and to suggest actions and solutions that will help us move faster and much further.”

The new advisory group will provide perspectives and solutions to tackle the climate crisis, as the global body mobilizes action as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts. The group will comprise of seven climate activists from all regions of the world, aged between 18 and 28 years, who will serve until the end 2021.

Hart said Greta Thunberg, who is not part of the group, “is a great example of the sort of outstanding leadership that we’ve seen from young people who have been leading the charge on climate action.”

The selected members of the group are Archana Soreng from India, Nisreen Elsaim of Sudan, Fiji’s Ernest Gibson, young economist Vladislav Kaim of Moldova, Sophia Kianni of the United States, Nathan Metenier of France, and lawyer and human rights defender Paloma Costa of Brazil.
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