Malmö 2019 - 9th Southern Regional Session of EYP Sweden
UN Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030
Welcome to Malmö 2019 - 9th Southern Regional Session of EYP Sweden.
The vision for Malmö 2019 - 9th Southern Regional Session of EYP Sweden is to place the climate and environment at the absolute centre. Environmental issues, such as those regarding sustainability, energy production, and consumption of plastic will be shed focus. Given the current situation in the world, it is of vital importance that these are discussed by the youth of today, and that individuals practise the “green way” of life. Not least has the environment strikes across the world showed that there is a willingness among the youth to combat one of the greatest threats to the planet’s existence; and therefore, it is time to give them a platform for action.
This vision is of course rooted in our dedication to the message that the environment and climate need to be prioritised, and that a change is needed in our society. It is equally important for us to give people hope that a change is actually possible, and to show individuals that they have power to be a catalyst for difference. When climate-and environmental issues enter the political debate, it is often that people feel that the power to make a difference lies exclusively with the major companies and politicians. However, as a consumer, everyone can change their habits and behaviours, raise their voice and express what they believe in. This power becomes greater and greater the more people that mobilise to support climate action, and when they have the opportunity to exchange ideas and thoughts. Therefore, we want Malmö 2019 - 9th Southern Regional Session of EYP Sweden, to be a forum that facilities a change for a ‘greener’ tomorrow, by connecting youth and empowering them with the opportunity to work, discuss and learn about the environmental- and climate issues, that our world is facing.
The session will not only serve as forum; it will also practise a ‘green’ way of life. For example, the session rejects the use of disposable material, minimises the use of plastic and palm oil, keeps transportation at foot, and offers only vegetarian food. This, solely for the purpose of keeping the climate footprint at a minimum.
- Chimene DeVedur and Ambar Karlsson, Project Managers
Officials are expected to arrive at the session on Thursday 28/11, at 12:00, for CMOJ Training.