Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. As we go about celebrating Earth Day, it’s worth reflecting on how far we’ve come since last year’s Earth Day.
Like the COVID-19, climate change is affecting us all. It is already devastating communities, impacting public health, and taking a toll on economies. And it is exacerbating disparities, with poor and vulnerable populations being affected the most. But the same tools that we have sharpened during the pandemic; a willingness to adapt paperless work, the will to take action, a sense of global connection, etc can be used to help address the health of our planet.
The Earth is a common home for all the living beings and it’s the responsibility of all of us to take action to save it. The program aims to promote dialogues between stakeholders to seek for sustainable ways and gradually connect with the larger ecosystem of solutions for healthy Earth.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM
1. Panel Discussion (Government Representative, UN agency and INGO/NGO)
2. Youth Voice – Guest Speaker Session
3. Interaction Session (Participants)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
1. To bring the diverse stakeholders to a common ground to brainstorm on possible actions to address the climate change issues with active youth engagement.
2. Platform to share good practices to replicate with additional innovative ideas in diverse part of Nepal as per the favorable scenario over there.
3. To promote collaborative action with effective coordination among all for a common goal to achieve SDG 16: Climate Action by 2030.
4. Draw attention of government and stakeholders to take adequate action to address emerging environment related issues or support eco-friendly initiatives.
5. Create awareness on the importance of Earth and encourage young minds to take innovative actions to solve environment related problems.
"We have a single mission: to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation".