Youth Bridge Gap Between Climate Change, Climate Awareness in Guyana

Members of CYEN Guyana chapter. CYEN is on a drive to empower youth to address big issues, like climate change, facing their generation. (Photo via Desmond Brown/IPS)
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GEORGETOWN, (IPS) – A group of youngsters in the Caribbean who promote environmental protection in the region is on a drive to empower other youth to address some of the big issues facing their generation.

National Coordinator of Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), Kiefer Jackson, says the organisation has been working to gather the youth perspective, build capacity at a grassroots level and fill the gaps that would have been missed by government initiatives or plans.

“The Ministry of Presidency’s Office of Climate Change has recognised the work being done by this chapter of CYEN and has asked us to join with them this year in facilitating their climate change awareness in schools around Guyana,” Jackson told IPS.

“We believe this partnership to be one step in the direction of ensuring that young people play an active role in climate action and ensure non-governmental organisation and government partnership for the betterment of our people.”

Read more at: Inter Press Service

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