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iciHaiti - COY15 : 4th Edition of the Haitian Youth Conference on Climate Change
10/02/2020 08:51:50

iciHaiti - COY15 : 4th Edition of the Haitian Youth Conference on Climate Change
The 4th Edition of the Youth Conference on Climate Change in Haiti (COY15), which was held last week at the Henry Christophe Campus of the State University of Haiti (Lemonade, Dept of North) welcomed 300 young people, professionals and students from the 10 departments

Organized under the theme "Haitian youth is committed to the fight against climate change", the conference was marked by lectures by high-level national teachers and international experts. In addition, workshops were organized around the themes in particular : Transport and climate, Spatial Planning and Climate change, Carbon sequestration and climate policy.

In addition, in his intervention, Rood-Nedlon Sébastien, Coordinator of Local COY-Haiti, recalled "[...] Haiti, by its geographic position, is the most vulnerable country in the Latin America and Caribbean region according to the vulnerability index and the 4th country most vulnerable to the effects of climate change at the global level," explaining that the effects of climate change affect natural, social and economic systems. They decrease the amount of nutritious food and drinking water available and destroy ecosystems and secure living environments, which causes malnutrition, disease and migration and makes young people particularly vulnerable concluding "The youth of today is not not only the future of the country, it represents the present first. So his participation is fundamental [...]"

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