Over 30 Youth Civil Society Organizations Call on World Leaders to Act on Loss and Damage at COP26

Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) Youth organizations from around the world are urging governments to prioritize Loss and Damage (L&D) in the upcoming COP26 negotiations and to redirect global public finance to those countries in the Global South and frontline communities that are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts. October 25, 2021 – “TheContinue reading “Over 30 Youth Civil Society Organizations Call on World Leaders to Act on Loss and Damage at COP26”

#StoptheSame: How global leaders can truly deliver in our changing world

By Kervelle Baird Like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is hindering livelihoods in agriculture and tourism among other sectors. Few opportunities is one factor that influences political tension and provokes conflict. As members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization understand, forced migration is a subsequent consequence. As developed nations among those largely responsible for climateContinue reading “#StoptheSame: How global leaders can truly deliver in our changing world”

Youth Response to the G7 commitment of finance for climate-induced Loss and Damage

A decade before the onset of the pandemic, developed nations committed US$ 100 billion of climate finance aiming to equally fund measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change. However, delays in climate action have caused vulnerable nations to suffer the consequences – a cost termed Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework ConventionContinue reading “Youth Response to the G7 commitment of finance for climate-induced Loss and Damage”

Enough Pomp and Ceremony: How the G7 can deliver real leadership

By Kervelle Baird The historical mission of world leaders to amass global dominance has amounted to our complicated challenge of disparities. On the occasion of the 2021 G7 Summit, I continue my lament of the global elite’s abuse of vulnerable nations in their quest to global dominance and refusal to commit to amendments to resolveContinue reading “Enough Pomp and Ceremony: How the G7 can deliver real leadership”

Youth Demands for the G7 Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 June, 2021. Youth climate activists voice demands to G7. Read the demands here. Youth climate activists from around the world are demanding justice and finance for climate-induced loss and damage (L&D) from the G7. Their campaign is on social media, using the hashtag #LnDFinanceNow. Loss and Damage refers to the mostContinue reading “Youth Demands for the G7 Summit”

Youth Demands for the G7 Summit

Loss and Damage from climate change is happening now. Those who did the least to cause the climate crisis — countries and communities in the Global South — are disproportionately feeling the effects. Yet G7 countries have been blocking action on Loss and Damage by refusing to provide finance and support to developing countries. YouthContinue reading “Youth Demands for the G7 Summit”

How the United States underdeveloped Latin America and the Caribbean

By Kervelle Baird One of the concepts that fascinated me as a Caribbean Studies student was historical legacies. I learned to identify remnants of colonial culture entrenched in contemporary traditions in the region. I remain a history enthusiast because I have a penchant for knowing the events that produced the world we live in toContinue reading “How the United States underdeveloped Latin America and the Caribbean”

Experiencing Loss and Damage as an Urban Youth Living in Rwanda

by Ishimwe Olivier, Rwanda I was born and raised in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Since childhood, I’ve experienced changes in each season, every year more intense: hot in the summer, rainy in the winter. Today the changes are seen in the increasing intensity of rainfall, and the prolonged drought season. Made worse, the community has minimalContinue reading “Experiencing Loss and Damage as an Urban Youth Living in Rwanda”

Youth Leadership in the Struggle Against Climate Change

by Eva Peace, Rwanda I was able to attend the UNFCCC COP24 as a delegate from Rwanda following the thematic issue of climate finance. That means I got to enter the room where decisions were made, YOUPPIE for me right? But despite this incredible opportunity, I felt a bit intimidated, like a kid at theContinue reading “Youth Leadership in the Struggle Against Climate Change”