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Baku, 10 August 2021 – Today, the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Youth and Sport convened “Implementation of Innovative Solutions on Climate Action” event bringing together young eco-activists and representatives of governmental bodies and international organizations working in the field of ecology.
The purpose of the event was to unite government agencies, international organizations, youth and youth organizations working in the field of ecology and environmental protection in the country to hear from them about the work done and to create a basis for future cooperation.
The official opening was attended by UNDP Resident Representative a.i. Ms. Charu Bist, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Intigam Babayev, Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Firdovsi Aliyev and Members of Parliament Mr. Mazahir Afandiyev and Mr. Aliabbas Salahzadeh.
After the official part, participants had an opportunity to share their views and experiences during the panels covering such topics as fighting climate change in Azerbaijan, inclusive solutions for SDG13 (Climate Action), the future of climate, and the role of youth in environmental education.
Final results of the “Life on Land” debate tournament on the use of plastic waste jointly organized by UNDP, Ministry of Youth and Sport, SDG Youth Ambassadors and DVC were also announced at the event.
The event was organized as a part of a joint project for “Creating new platforms to support active youth engagement in global policy debates”. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP with the aim of supporting greater youth participation in decision-making.