Youth challenge european ministers
15 December, 2009 - As part of the engaging activities of the COP15 Delegation of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), delegates had an opportunity to discuss the latest positions on the climate agreement with the European Union's Environment Ministers. This meeting provided a close insight of the policies that each of the countries within this region are fighting for.
Issues such as achieving a legal binding climate agreement, food and water security, short-term financing for adaptation, and research and development were debated. It is important to note the openness of many delegations to youth, as well as their awareness of our input. As young people, we must strive to offer new perspectives and constructive alternatives for a deal that will be handed over to our generation.
Events such as this give youth an opportunity to interact directly with decision makers, and share with them their views in both a national and international context. Scouts engaged actively the governmental representatives to share their perspectives and offer constructive alternatives to Create a Better World.