Driving the message of sustainable development, Minister of State Hardeep Singh Puri emphasized that sustainability is going to be the fulcrum if India has to achieve SDGs.
He was speaking at 'Climate Jamboree' - a major youth mobilization campaign at the Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi. The three-day grand finale witnessed the presence of around 6,000 students, 100 plus experts and 50 plus partners and other relevant stakeholders from India and across the world.
Climate Jamboree has been crafted with a mission to unveil the power of youth to make a difference towards achieving a climate neutral lifestyle and showcase sustainability in all its facets.
Through focused deliberations, "Youth Ambassador's" at Climate Jamboree aim to prepare a holistic declaration document feeding into COP 24 discussions be held in Poland in December 2018.
The event developed an empathy with the issue of climate change (/topic/climate-change), further encouraging youth to take ownership of the solutions by providing social entrepreneurship ideas by the industry leaders. Organized by TERI (/topic/teri) School of Advanced Studies, sessions at Climate Jamboree struck a chord with the a 6000 strong young audience were Solar water pumps workshop by GIZ and 'Sustainability Doesn't Stand a Chance' session conducted by an NGO, Swaraj in addition to a number of interesting activities such as sustainability through art, street plays, dance, screening of documentaries,
games and quizzes to make the subject relatable and interesting.
Addressing the 6000 strong climate ambassadors Hardeep Singh Puri added that, "The situation in our cities are becoming more and more worst, and we have to ensure that we have a carbon neutral foot print to combat the perils of climate change (/topic/climate-change). It is time for a global accelerator movement towards a decarbonised world, and youth are going to be agents of change to drive and mitigate climate change (/topic/climate-change)."
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