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Decarbonize 2019

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INTRODUCTION "Youth are the future: neglecting them would be akin to neglecting the future" ~ Decarbonize Decolonize Youth This paper is representative of thousands of youth voices from around the world that highlights the unique and different climate-related crises we are all experiencing. While our concerns varied, our desire to focus on solutions was shared. The solutions presented in this synthesis white paper have been researched and refined by thousands of youth all with one goal in mind; to save our planet, our home. The five main areas of concern are the fate of our forests and our oceans, the importance of representation and education, and the effects of our industries. As we walk through these issues in the paper, we encourage you to think about which solutions you have the ability to implement. Humanity is threatened by our way of life, so our way of life must change. We are asking you to join us in combating the climate crisis. Page 3 Darina, 15, Russia

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