CAS 2021 Anchoring Event – Youth Leadership

On demand on CAS TV – from the Netherlands

The Youth Leadership Anchoring Event brings together young leaders and decisions makers from all over the world to showcase the key role that young people play in leading climate resilience and adaptation solutions.

The event provides a platform to facilitate intergenerational dialogue on how to adapt to a changing world.

Youth Call to Action

Young people from more than 115 countries presented a call to action among government leaders entitled ‘Adapt for our Future’ to former Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon. Important international principles for the youth are the provision of universal education, expansion of economic opportunities for young people and a strengthening position for the most vulnerable young people.

As a response to the Call to Action, the Youth Leadership Program of the Global Center of Adaptation ws launched, introducing its five central pillars, “connect, educate, innovate, advocate and participate.”

Young people from the Northern Netherlands presented the Regional Action Agenda. In this report, youth – ambassadors of Youth for Climate Adaptation – illustrates seven recommendations to municipalities, provinces and water boards. Among other things, they are committed to more citizen participation and more climate (adaptation) in policy and education.

More outcomes

Download an overview of CAS 2021 outcomes and results. More per-session deliverables are also accessible from the Summit outcomes page.

Speakers

This event presents a variety of high-level speakers, including:

  • Prof.Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Center on Adaptation
  • Ms Glimina Chakor, Vice Mayor of the City of Groningen
  • H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Chair of Global Center on Adaptation
  • Ms Nisreen Elsaim, Chairperson Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
  • Ms Adriana Valenzuela, Lead Youth Leadership Program, Global Center on Adaptation
  • Ms Ruhi Rusaba Jahwa Jahan, Youth Adaptation Network, Bangladesh
  • Ms Vera Santing, Youth for Climate Adaptation Ambassador, Groningen
  • Ms Andrea Cantillo, Youth Adaptation Network, Colombia
  • Mr Joshua Amponsem, Youth Adaptation Network, Ghana
  • Mr Arjen Robben, Football Player, FC Groningen
  • H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma, Burkina Faso, Initiator Leader of the MAMA-LIGHT Initiative for Sustainable Energy and coordinator of the West Africa Solar Pack/ECREEE
  • Ms Paola Diaz Allen, Global Youth Biodiversity Network, Mexico
  • Ms Vera Santing, Youth for Climate Adaptation Ambassador, Groningen
  • Ms Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Ms Emily N'Dombaxe Dola, YOUNGO, UNFCCC Constituency
  • CEOs

Partner organisations

We thank the youth organisations who have helped in shaping the Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation:

Asia Indigenous Youth Platform

https://aippnet.org/asia-indigenous-youth-platform-aiyp/

Africa Youth Climate Hub

https://youthclimatehub.org/

Arab Youth Climate Movement

https://www.aycmqatar.org/

Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change

http://ayicc.africa/

Latin America and Caribbean Youth Climate Movement (CLIC!)

https://clicmovblog.wordpress.com/

Engajamundo

https://www.engajamundo.org/

Global Youth Indigenous Caucus

https://www.globalindigenousyouthcaucus.org/

Green Africa Youth Organization

https://greenafricayouth.com/

Global Voices

https://globalvoices.org.au/

International Center for Climate Change and Development

http://www.icccad.net/

March for Science

https://marchforscience.org/

UNMGCY

https://www.unmgcy.org/

Youth and Environment Europe

https://yeenet.eu/

Youth Climate Lab

https://www.youthclimatelab.org/

Youth for Environment, Education and Development Foundation

https://www.yfeed.org/

YOUNGO (UNFCCC Youth Constituency)

https://www.facebook.com/youngo.climate/

Youth 4 Nature

https://www.youth4nature.org/

YouThink Center

https://www.facebook.com/youthinkcenter/

Other partner organisations

APCO

https://www.apco-technologies.eu

Dalmia Bharat Group

https://www.dalmiabharat.com

Enel

https://www.enel.com

Executive Office of the Secretary-General

www.un.org/sg/

Foundation Princess Abze Djima

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma Foundation home page - (princess-abze.org)

Gemeente Groningen

www.gemeente.groningen.nl

Global Center on Adaptation

www.gca.org

Iberdrola

Iberdrola: the utility of the future - Iberdrola - Iberdrola

Macquarie

Macquarie Bank | Bank with Macquarie | Macquarie

Mkopa

About - M-KOPA SOLAR (m-kopa.com)

Mutual Trust Bank

Home - Mutual Trust Bank Limited

Port of Rotterdam

https://www.portofrotterdam.com

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

www.rug.nl

Royal Schiphol Group

https://www.schiphol.nl/en/schiphol-group

South Pole

From Ambition to Action - Your Climate Journey Starts Here with South Pole

Swiss Re

https://www.swissre.com

Temasek

https://www.temasek.com.sg/en/index

Willis Tower Watson

https://www.willistowerswatson.com/nl-NL

YES Bank

https://www.yesbank.in