From climate change, deforestation and other misuses of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, pollution, or contaminated water supplies - environmental challenges are plentiful. How leaders, scientists, and individuals respond to these challenges directly impacts the environment and the opportunities that we live with today and tomorrow.

As crucial stakeholders in the sustainability debate, young people can provide an invaluable perspective that policymakers sometimes lack. Global youth deserve a say in environmental politics, and this starts with raising awareness among young people about the key issues at hand and how to get involved in developing and implementing sustainable solutions.

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