Breakout Session Day 3

Public Consultation: Youth for Sustainability (YfS) India Alliance

30 October 2020 | 10:00 – 11:1530 IST

Co-Host: Human Circle

Background:

We hardly have any time left to react to the emerging issues around us. Immediate action for a sustainable future is the need of the hour. As per India’s Census 2011, Youth (15-24 years) in India constitutes one-fifth (19.1%) of India’s total population. The potential in the hands of youth is huge and Youth for Sustainability (YfS) aims to harness that potential. YfS is an initiative to drive change towards a sustainable future by changing behaviour and policies in educational campuses, corporate groups, civil society organisations and other stakeholders including the government. The focus of this initiative is to help India accomplish the UN SDG 12 and 13, which represent Responsible Consumption and Production, and Climate Change respectively. Some of the youth and ‘sustainable development goals’ (SDGs) focused organisations like Human Circle and Y-East are setting up school and college chapters/clubs to drive this movement of striving for a better future with thriving eco-friendly institutions and infrastructures at a micro-level, first. We are neck deep in the climate crisis and we are trying tools of education, execution, and experience to push back the inevitable.

Session Objectives:

  • Introduction to the vision, goals, action plan and initial roadmap of the proposed YfS India Alliance
  • Public consultation for the terms of reference of the YfS India Alliance

Speakers: