Delegation of the European Union to Albania

Project YOUTH’S CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE kicked off in Kyrgyzstan

26/02/2021 - 08:41

In the Kyrgyz Republic, the project Youth’s Climate Change Resilience was launched in De-cember 2020. The project was supported by the European Union, as part of the initiative "Support-ing Action on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Kyrgyz Republic".

Climate change is one of the unprecedented challenges of our time. The region's popula-tion continues to grow, the proportion of young people re-mains high. The permanent population of Kyrgyzstan is more than 6 million people, of whom more than half is under the age of 25. Nega-tive climate change trends will directly affect more than 40 percent of young people, who have very limited economic opportunities and access to public services. Projections of climate change trends show increasing negative impacts on the economy and society over the next 20-30 years, when the next generation will bear the brunt of the risks.

That is why the project's main goal is to Strengthening youth’s capacity and use of information and communication technology in climate change governance, resilience and con-tribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The project will cover activists of youth, women's, human rights, environmental public or-ganizations in all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic, in particular youth activists, girls, youth repre-sentatives in local authorities, bloggers, young teachers of universities, senior students, young sci-entists, representatives of universities of pedagogical and scientific profile, centers / institutes of advanced training, politicians at local and national levels, expert community of at least 300 deputies from local councils and 129 aiyl aimaks of Issyk-Kul, Jalal-Abad and Naryn regions), journalists and bloggers. 

We believe that our combined efforts will translate the challenges of climate change into new opportunities for youth and other vulnerable groups!

The project "Youth's Climate Change Resilience" is funded by the European Union. The du-ration of the project will be 32 months. The project will be implemented under the overall coordination of the Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature (nature protection has been main priority since establishment in 1914) in partnership with the Ecological Movement “BIOM” and Public organization “GLIP”.

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