In the wake of the world’s most important climate meeting, that commenced on Thursday 30th, in Dubai where distinguished guests like King Charles III and Rishi Sunak will attend, along with dozens of other world leaders and some 70,000 other attendees.
Climate change is going to be the major topic of discussion, as it is hoped that the meeting will help keep alive the goal of limiting long-term global temperature rises to 1.5C.
Further, as this topic goes on more than 70,000 delegates are expected to attend COP28, including the member states (or Parties) of UNFCCC. Business leaders, young people, climate scientists, indigenous peoples, journalists, and various other experts and stakeholders are also among the participants.
For young people this topic is necessary as they are the ones who will be affected majorly when the climate change declines.
Therefore there are various ways in which young people can take action in promoting climate change for the better. Some of these ways include:
Join environmental clubs and groups
Students or young people can join environmental clubs or organizations to push for improved climate change legislation at the local, national, and worldwide levels.
Participate in peaceful protests and engage with policymakers to push for sustainable practices and regulations.
Young people or University students, as future leaders, may educate themselves and others about climate change, its causes, and its consequences.
To promote knowledge and support sustainable practices, organise awareness campaigns, seminars, and workshops.
Embrace renewable energy
To lower their carbon impact, universities can invest in renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines.
Students can advocate for the use of renewable energy and support the usage of energy-efficient technologies on campus.
Encourage the use of sustainable transportation
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, encourage the use of public transit, carpooling, cycling, or walking.
Universities can offer bike-sharing programmes and encourage the construction of on-campus cycling infrastructure.
Put in place waste management strategies
Reducing, reusing, and recycling! Encourage waste segregation and recycling efforts on campus.
In addition, students can set a good example by promoting sustainable practices in their everyday life.
Encourage local food production
Young people or universities can set up community gardens or work with local farmers to promote sustainable agriculture.
Thus, encourage students to eat locally sourced, organic, and seasonal foods at college cafeterias.
Encourage students to conduct research on climate change mitigation and adaptation options. Universities can help fund and resource creative projects that solve environmental issues.
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