Everything is ready for the "five days" of focus on climate, from 28 September to 2 October, in Milan which will be the green capital of the planet. It starts with "Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition", in which until September 30th 400 young people from all over the world - including two from Afghanistan -, led by the Swedish environmental leaders Greta Thumberg and Ugandan Vanessa Nakate, they will prepare the "latest recommendations" to stop the fever of the Earth and will deliver them to the big names of the planet. Reflections that from 30 September will be on the table of PreCop26, the preparatory meeting of ministers of Cop26, the UN world conference on climate change scheduled in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November.
"A strong intergenerational message from young people to the powerful of the earth to stem global warming, a great commitment by the governments of the world to raise the stakes in the climate challenge" are the two key themes of international events, explains the Ministry of Ecological Transition. .
On 28 September opening of the youth work with the Minister of Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani, then the greetings of the COP26 president, the British Alok Sharma, the secretary of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa and the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala. The interventions of the two young activists Greta and Vanenna are expected to bring the voice of the young people of the north and south of the world united in the battle for their future.
Four themes at the center of the discussion: Climate ambition, Sustainable recovery after the pandemic, involvement of non-state actors, a society more aware of climate challenges. The summary of the work, which will be addressed by four groups, will be contained in a document that on September 30 the young people will illustrate before the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Mario Draghi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and will deliver to the 51 ministers of the Environment that will gather for the PreCop.
After the inauguration with the Head of State and the two premieres, the ministerial meeting will deepen the themes of international negotiations to create the conditions for an agreement at COP26 in Glasgow on the main issues on the table, "first of all that of adaptation measures. to climate change which, with the multiplication in frequency and intensity of extreme events, becomes of crucial importance, especially in less rich countries "recalls the Mite. The pressure of young people aims to push the international community to act quickly to hit the highest target set in Paris in 2015, of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees.