Innovative solutions for the acceleration of climate action at the 11th APFSD

Youth Climathon

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5 minutes allocated for each team's pitching presentation
A 10-minute session for Q&A and feedback by the judging panel follows each pitch

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time on January 20th, 2024 (12.50 PM [GMT+7]).
Ensure that you share your screen and manage the controls yourself.
In case of any technical issues during your pitch, please request the backup file you previously submitted.
Refrain from incorporating animation and transition effects in your slides.
The timer will commence upon your initial spoken words.

Youth are pivotal in climate action, especially in Asia-Pacific, home to over half the world's youth and facing significant climate challenges. While there's progress in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG 13 on climate action is lagging. Youth, being tech-savvy and innovative, are crucial in addressing issues like greenhouse gas emissions, food systems, and natural disasters. The upcoming 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (20-23 February 2024) is a key platform to showcase youth-led climate solutions, emphasizing the need for more youth engagement and international cooperation for a sustainable future.

Who can participate?

This event is open to young people ages 18-30 from ESCAP member States. Given its international nature, it will be held in English. While having a relevant background is helpful, you do not need to be an expert and informational session will be provided. This event is intended to be a learning experience for everyone. Diversity and inclusion are also important considerations.
Apply by December 31st at