UN, UK and Italy to hold pre-COP26 debates with youth of Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – In honour of the forthcoming COP26 in Glasgow and in the framework of UN Day celebration, UN Resident Coordinator Office, Embassy of the UK, Embassy of Italy in Kazakhstan in partnership with KAZGUU University organises the students debate in a hybrid format entitled “Voice of Youth: Uniting the World to Tackle the Climate Change”.

The event aims to raise awareness about climate change in order to put the topic on the public agenda, inspire and encourage youth to find climate solutions.

Students from KAZGUU University, Eurasian National University and Nazarbayev University will present their practical recommendations on how to tackle climate change issues.

Keynote speakers:
• H.E. Ms. Michaela Friberg-Storey, UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan
• H.E. Ms. Kathy Leach, Ambassador of the UK to Kazakhstan
• H.E. Mr. Marco Alberti, Ambassador of Italy to Kazakhstan
• H.E. Mr. Sergey Pen, Provost of KAZGUU University

2021 is particularly important in view of the upcoming meetings of the climate and biodiversity conventions, where governments must set mutually reinforcing and ambitious targets to protect the planet by almost double decreasing greenhouse gas emissions this decade, as well as through biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Date and time: 28 October 2021, 12:00-13:30

Venue: KAZGUU, Korgalzhyn ave. 8, Nur-Sultan

LIVE broadcasting will be available on UN in Kazakhstan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uninkazakhstan

For media accreditation please contact:

Press Officer of the UN in Kazakhstan Ms Elnara Bainazarova, tel: +7 701 9400086, e-mail: elnara.bainazarova@un.org

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