Major Youth Conference on the Environment Kicks Off in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Hundreds of Youth Attending conference on the environment from Across the Globe

 

Press Conference Time and Date: 10:00 to 10:30am, Monday 11 February 2013

Venue: Press Centre, Ground Floor, UN Compound, Gigiri

Speakers: Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

Ababu Namwamba, Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Kenya

Youth Delegates and Editors of Geo-5 for Youth

 

Over 800 young people from Kenya and across the globe will gather in Nairobi on 11 February 2013 for the opening of one of the world’s biggest environmental youth conferences.

 

The 2013 TUNZA International Youth Conference on the Environment will see young people from over 100 countries examine ways in which they can directly tackle today’s most pressing environmental issues, and encourage their peers to take action.

 

Links between health and the environment, actions to cut food waste, and the role of social media in promoting sustainable lifestyles are among the issues on the agenda.

 

The week-long conference is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

The press conference will include the launch of a new youth-edited publication, Tunza Acting for a Better World: GEO-5 for Youth. The report showcases innovative sustainable development projects run by young people around the world.

 

Containing the latest science on climate change, air quality, biodiversity, chemicals, and other topics, GEO-5 for Youth aims to equip young readers with the latest information on the current state of the global environment.

 

For more information on the TUNZA conference, visit: http://unep.org/tunza/conference2013/

Source: APO

Categories: AFRICA, African Press Organization, ENVIRONMENT

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