Thiruvananthapuram:The Kerala Legislative Assembly and UNICEF are partnering to build awareness on Climate Change through the engagement of children and youth of Kerala.
The Children and Youth Assembly for Climate Change - ‘NAMB’ is planned on June 6, on the Kerala Legislative Assembly campus.
Led by the Speaker M. B. Rajesh, the event will be held with active involvement of the Department of General and Higher Education, Department of Environment and Climate Change, Revenue (Disaster Management), Institute of Climate Change Studies, Health, Local Self Government, Women and Child Development.
“The Climate Assembly aims to create a platform for children and youth to dialogue on climate change issues in Kerala and the role each stakeholder can play,” said M. B. Rajesh. “It is important to create a platform to discuss the issues and climate actions across all levels. The platform will catalyse deep learning, discussion, and review. The district assemblies that will follow the main event will help share the learnings and information to more children and youth across the state,” he added.
The Speaker also released the official logo and mascot of the event. The Greater Indian Hornbill, official bird of Kerala has been chosen as the mascot of the event, which has ‘Only one earth’ as its motto, marking the International World Environment Day.
“UNICEF is pleased to support the upcoming Children and Youth Assembly for Climate Change to strengthen Kerala State’s initiatives on climate action and risk reduction measures. The Assembly is designed to generate meaningful dialogue between policy makers, academia, communities, industries, and young people as key stakeholders and to recommend the way forward,” said K. L. Rao, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Office for Kerala and Tamil Nadu.