On the occasion of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP), which is held this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, our organization is fully mobilized and has initiated several actions to make the voices of civil society and youth heard and to put water issues at the heart of the debates.
Youth, SDGs and the Paris Agreement: Sharing good practices and experiences – November 10 (15h30-16h30 CET)
A first meeting will be organized by the ISW – SWE at the SDGs Pavilion entitled “Youth, SDGs and the Paris Agreement: Sharing good practices and experiences“.
The objective of the event will be to achieve the ratification of an action plan to facilitate the engagement of youth in the achievement of the SDGs and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Speakers will share their experiences in this regard and initiatives carried out in this direction will be presented.
The ISW – SWE will be represented at this event by Hasmik Barseghyan, President of the European Youth Parliament for Water and member of the ISW – SWE Board of Directors.
Meetings to discuss water and climate issues – November 14
On Monday, November 14, the ISW – SWE will be particularly mobilized during these two important events:
- The Climate Dialogues (3pm CET). Vladimir Arana, Program Coordinator for the Americas, will represent ISW – SWE during one of the Climate Dialogues meetings. The discussion will focus on the vulnerability of access to drinking water in some communities. Vladimir Arana will discuss the resilience experience of indigenous people in the Andes in the face of the challenges of climate change adaptation.
- “Building Your Career in Water and Climate” (3-4pm CET). The ISW – SWE is initiating an exchange session on the theme “Building your career in the field of water and climate“. This session will be held in the Youth Pavilion but also online. It will allow the young people who participate to exchange with organizations from the water and climate sectors. This will give them the opportunity to learn about the issues involved in building a career in these fields.
Energy Day – November 15 at the Saudi Pavilion (15:00 – 16:00 CET)
On Tuesday, November 15, Hasmik Barseghyan, President of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW) and a member of the ISW – SWE Board of Directors, will speak at the “Achieving breakthrough: A call to action for the next generation of energy leaders”. In this session, the role of youth in achieving the energy transition will be discussed and speakers from different regions of the world will participate.
The right to a healthy environment: a panel discussion – November 16 at the SDO Pavilion (12:30-13:30 CET)
A conference will be organized at the initiative of ISW – SWE and the European Youth Parliament for Water on Wednesday, November 16 between 12:30 and 13:30 at the SDG Pavilion. Entitled “Healthy Environment and Clean Water: Privilege or Basic Human Rights“, the event will take the form of a roundtable discussion during which the public will be able to ask questions to which three young professionals and three experts from different regions of the world will be able to respond.
The different aspects of the human right to a healthy and ecologically sustainable environment will be addressed during the discussion. In addition, the former Minister of the Environment – Corine Lepage – will honor us with her presence by sharing a message to the participants.
Workshop-game (12:35 pm – 1:25 pm CET) and question and answer session (6 pm CET) – November 17
On Thursday, November 17, a workshop-game “Water Connects: Overcoming Conflicts through Cooperation” organized by ISW – SWE and the European Youth Parliament for Water will take place between 12:35 and 13:25. The workshop, which is also supported by the Scheldt Youth Parliament, the Youth for the Rhine and the Youth Water Network, will consist of a simulated negotiation in a transboundary basin committee.
Decisions related to water management will have to be taken by the participants. This event will address issues such as the management of shared water resources. In addition, participants will learn about water diplomacy and its importance at the regional and even global level. The workshop will be jointly facilitated by Hasmik Barseghyan, President of the European Youth Parliament for Water and member of the ISW – SWE Board of Directors, Stas Peters (representative of the Scheldt Youth Parliament) and Solongo Otgonbayar of the Youth Water Network.
Finally, a question and answer session will be organized by Hasmik Barseghyan in live on Facebook at 6pm on Thursday, November 17. The discussion will focus on the participation of young people in the COP 27. In this context, we invite people who wish to ask their questions to email@example.com.
Nb: the times indicated in this article correspond to Paris time
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