Planet

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP29) in Dubai in November 2024 approaches, key themes such as emissions reduction, adaptation and climate finance are increasingly being highlighted. These challenges require global cooperation and innovative approaches, and in particular the involvement of the youngest generations, who will be the most.

A pressing theme of the conference will be how to adapt cities to increase their resilience to extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as a result of climate change. Participants will discuss plans to reduce urban heat islands, increase urban green spaces and improve urban infrastructure to better cope with extremes such as floods and heat waves.

The EYES project works in this context and young people will develop and implement solutions that will not only contribute to the green revival of cities, but also increase social inclusion and awareness of climate change.

We believe that youth innovation and activism is key to advancing global efforts for sustainable development. Equipped with the knowledge and opportunities offered by the project, young people are becoming key players in shaping policies that not only address current climate challenges, but also ensure that cities are better prepared for the future.

At COP29, it will therefore be crucial to recognise and further promote the role of young people and projects such as EYES in international climate negotiations. Only through a holistic approach that includes all generations and takes into account local specificities will it be possible to achieve the global goals and ensure sustainable development for future generations. In this spirit, COP29 will be an opportunity for world leaders to listen to young people and integrate their innovative approaches into international responses to climate change.

At COP29, it will therefore be crucial to recognize and further promote the role of young people and projects such as EYES in international climate negotiations. Only through a comprehensive approach that includes all generations and takes into account local specificities will it be possible to achieve the global goals and ensure sustainable development for future generations. In this spirit, COP29 will be an opportunity for world leaders to listen to young people and integrate their innovative approaches into international responses to climate change.