Launching the Green Jobs for Youth Pact @COP27: The future of our planet depends on how we skill and educate our young people today

06 December 2022

This article details how at Sharm El Sheikh—The ILO, UNEP, and UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited joined forces with key stakeholders from youth, governments and private sector at COP27 on November 16 to advance the Green Jobs for Youth Pact, a bold coalition to tackle the youth and green jobs deficit.

As the legacy of Stockholm+50, the Pact aims to increase commitments and accelerate action towards green job creation for young people as they face an uncertain future driven by the climate crisis.

“If no action is taken from this COP, 80 million jobs will be lost due to this crisis by 2030,” said Vicky Aridi, session moderator and GenU’s Young People’s Action Team member.

The three UN agencies called on actors from all sectors to accelerate the creation of more and better jobs for youth and rallied support from government representatives from Argentina, Germany, UAE, and UK, youth representatives, along with the European Trade Union Confederation, the International Organization of Employers and an education partner from India, as well as corporations such as PwC and Iberdrola.

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