20 "Pacific" Solutions to a Sustainable Future


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In a few days time the 6th World Youth Congress will set the platform for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. One of the outcomes of the WYC 2012 is to come up with 20 solutions for a sustainable future to save the world.

As part of the WYC and a delegate from the Pacific region, I involved other young people from the Pacific to share what they view as solutions for a future which is sustainable for the present generation and the generations to come.

These are their solutions:

  1. Educate: start grassroots education on Sustainable Development – use the media and creative arts
  2. Participate: meaningful and proactive youth participation – empower the future leaders
  3. Protect: and promotion of traditional knowledge
  4. Invest: more into renewable energy
  5. Commit: more genuine high-level commitment
  6. Collaborate: solidarity between the rich and the poor nations of the world
  7. Prioritize: economic development, environmental conservation and social equity
  8. Focus first on climate change adaptation, then mitigation and climate financing
  9. Change your mind set – the challenges faced by the world today are global and we can’t solve it locally. We need a global effort!
  10. Listen to what young people are saying
  11. Take responsibility of your actions
  12. Don’t lost hope!
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  20. Don’t lose hope!

This is what young people in the Pacific believe are answers to some of the most pressing issues of our time. What are your solutions?

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