THERE ARE NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS LED BY YOUNG PEOPLE and we are among leaders to reach them.International Euroclub «PrimeStar», Okhtyrka Secondary School No1, Sumy Region, Ukraine

  Неділя, 20 Жовтня 2019 Мироняк Оксана Василівна «PRIME STAR» Охтирської ЗОШ №1 м.Охтирка, Євроклуби

Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in the global climate. It is more than the “average” of the climates of specific places. Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. The members of International Euroclub «PrimeStar» of Okhtyrka Secondary School No1 , Ukraine do really understand its importance.

As we are already experiencing impacts from climate change as a result of global warming, including deadly heat waves, extreme weather events, and threats to life on earth we have already :
1) joined CLIMATE ACTION PROJECT, explored causes of climate changes,
2) discussed if they are the same locally as globally
3) studied what are the effects of Climate Change
4) and worked hard on potential solutions. Our students tried to create prototypes and have done mind-maps.
We do deeply understand that 98 countries, more than 94,347 students from 854 Schools are united with one Big Mission.
So, what have we already done is that our school is participating in ZERO Waste Project. We had done flashmobs, shot social adverts and had trainings . In May, 2019 we implemented the project Eco Bags from secondhand clothes or things, for example old T-shirts or jeans. On April 13, 2019 our International Euroclub «PrimeStar» Okhtyrka Secondary School No1 , Ukraine organized English camp «SPRING - 2019 CAMP EXCITE - OKHTYRKA»CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: DEFENDERS OF THE PLANET with Peace Corp and Erazmus+ volunteers.

Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. The members of International Euroclub «PrimeStar» of Okhtyrka Secondary School No1 , Ukraine do really understand its importance. It is expected that with such global warming the Earth will have 280 mln. climate refugees from megapolices even if GW is limited by 2%.The see level will reach 4,5-6 meters.

It happened that this July 2019 was the hottest in the history of mankind and Swiss icebergs lost 180 mln. ton of ice . The territory of Hong-Kong-will be 31%, Chinghai—39%, Miami - 43%,Amsterdam-92% l be under water in the nearest future.. According to the IDMC center from Geneva in 2018 -16 mln people left their homes because of climate changes.

On September, 29 in Kyiv there was March of Climate changes protestants from different cities of Ukraine who demanded from the President and Government of Ukraine completely use renewable energy till 2050, refuse from building new electric power stations, digging new natural resources and use electric public transport , build roads for bicycles. Another demand is to ban usage of plastic plates and glasses as well as their production at all.

Special Summit UNO September, 23 2019 discussed questions of 3D printing using plastic waste ,data storage in plant DNA, Anurag Saha Roy talked about crowdsourcing, weather &agriculture data for farmers, Brighton Mabasa discussed the issue of weather app for smallholder farmers, Michelle Han –suggested accountability platform for sustainable fashion.

WE CAN create highly engaging videos with our phone and design social media strategies to reach millions of people daily. We do understand that from building community to engaging with decision-makers, Instagram can be an extremely valuable tool for awareness, advocacy, and action. We know that @STATEOFYOUTH PRESENTS “INSTAGRAM ON PURPOSE”. Everybody can join Instagram and State of Youth as they take through some of the easiest, yet savviest, creative ways to use Instagram Stories to amplify our voice, mission, and purpose. We support the idea to lead an interactive workshop on circularity for apparel and footwear focusing on innovative design, materials choice, waste avoidance, circular packaging, etc. using the open-sourced Circular Design Guide. This guide is being used across the industry as a framework to reduce impact on the planet.

WE can CALL our governments and the private sector provide climate finance commensurate with the scale of our planetary emergency. There is Join Youth Climate Lab, with the support of Connect4Climate, for a fast-paced opportunity to work with experts, decision makers, and other participants to co-create recommendations for ways to generate more youth-friendly and ambitious climate finance.

We discussed how to use local public transport more effectively, how to get to school by bus and how to organize an art exhibition on this burning problem. We would like to organize a workshop on how to use art to create social efforts to solve the climate emergency. This workshop will be a chance for our students to share how they are using art and creativity in our local community. We agree that planting trees is the one of the most effective ways to combat climate change. #PlantED is a global tree planting initiative aiming to plant more than 1M trees by October 2019, as part of the Climate Action Change Project .

And we will do this. The Youth Climate Summit — the first UN climate summit for young people gave the Youth chance to introduce their solutions and be meaningfully engaged with decision-makers. This historic event took place as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September,2019.

The Youth Climate Summit brought together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who are committed to addressing the global climate emergency. It was action-oriented, intergenerational, and inclusive, with equal representation of young leaders from all walks of life. The Youth Climate Summit was all about young leaders, so we’re turning the mic over to them! Now we feel a flavor of the geographical spread of participants, and examples of actions they are taking themselves, thus building a real sense of the passion and enthusiasm of young people to help solve a crisis we did not make. It is obvious that we will not achieve the Paris Agreement & the17 Sustainable Development Goals without nature-based solutions. Young people are at the helm of this. We, young leaders of International Euroclub «PrimeStar» of Okhtyrka Secondary School No1 , Ukraine will launch a powerful call to action that drives forward action on this front.

THERE ARE NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS LED BY YOUNG PEOPLE and we are among leaders to reach them. Oksana Myronyak, Cordinator of International Euroclub «PrimeStar», Okhtyrka Secondary School No1, Sumy Region, Ukraine

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