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Decarbonize 2019

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REPRESENTATION There is endemic underrepresentation of certain groups of people in local and international decision making. We, the youth, demand that these groups are represented in all climate related matters - not just at special events, but embedded in the discussion tables, at decision making meetings, and within written agreements. The climate crisis affects everyone in various degrees, and no one should be left out of the solutions. The groups being addressed are as follows: youth, developing countries, and indigenous peoples. Calls to action • Represent the youth: international level, political events, discussions, and decision making • Creation of a free and comprehensive database for educational tools and resources pertaining to climate change • Specific targets for representation of vulnerable groups including, youth developing nations, women, and Indigenous peoples Youth commitments • Increased participation in organizations that strengthen youth voice • Youth-targeted information campaigns about advocacy regarding the climate crisis In most cases, people under 18 are not invited to engage in international campaigns or political projects. Our project, #Decarbonize #Decolonize, is one of the few major networks that youth under 18 have to be heard through around climate change. However, the absence of their voice is still notable. It is a necessity that people of all ages are heard by their governments in order to create a resilient, reactive, and efficient society. It is urgent that the policy makers also listen to the ideas, concerns, viewpoints, and youth contributions. Youth organizations must also be given equal space and decision making tables to share information and views on how the climate crisis is affecting and impacting their lives. Page 14

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