India’s youth unite to combat climate change

India’s youth unite to combat climate change
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First Published: Thu, Jun 04 2009. 11 51 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 05 2009. 03 07 PM IST
Green has never been so hot. On 5 June, World Environment Day, climate change negotiations are heating up in Bonn and the groundwork for an international climate change deal to be sealed in Copenhagen later this year is being laid.
Click here to watch an interview with IYCN about how youngsters are spearheading climate change.
Carbon emissions, cap and trade and off shore drilling are terms that casually pepper the news nowadays and working for an environmental organization has never been quite so in vogue.
But if you’re a young person in India, all this can seem far off and irrelevant. How can you, within your own community, make a change on an issue as large and formidable as climate change?
To get a sense of what India’s youngsters can do, and are doing, to combat climate change, we talk to two members of the Indian Youth Climate Network, an organization started in March 2008 to mobilize India’s youngsters around the issue of climate change, and offer them a national platform to come together for a common cause.
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First Published: Thu, Jun 04 2009. 11 51 PM IST