University of Kashmir Hosted International Youth20 (Y20) Event on Climate Change

PUBLISHED May 13, 2023 | updated May 13, 2023 04:28

Under India's G-20 leadership, the University of Kashmir conducted international Y20 dialogue sessions. At the two-day conference held at the University of Kashmir in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 17 young delegates from G20 nations including Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States, Brazil, and Nigeria participated.

A consultative conference with the theme "Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life" was conducted under the auspices of India's G20 Presidency. 

Students around the globe have come for the Y20 conference, which is being hosted in this location. The policymakers will be informed of their concerns on climate change after they have kept their points. These same students can someday become leaders for climate change if they band together today to maintain their position in front of others. 

The concepts developed will eventually be brought to the G20 forum and will help shape policy in important areas. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has recognized the University as a Centre of Excellence in Glacial Studies in the Western Himalayas in recognition of the university's extensive study on the topic of climate change.

From expertise in glacier studies and climate change, the University of Kashmir selected this field to address regional problems with man-made catastrophe management and climate change. In order to confront and mitigate the effects of climate change, the meeting aims to inspire students to express their ideas.

The University of Kashmir was chosen to hold the Youth20 consultation during the G20 presidency out of 15 prestigious Indian institutions, as part of India's efforts to engage young people in climate change debates.

India has a culture that emphasizes sustainable living. The Atharv Veda's Prithvi Sukta, which honors mother earth by highlighting her resources and urges people to use them sustainably, was written long before the rest of the world understood the value of sustainable living. The Lt. Governor stated that Yajurveda spoke about living in harmony with the soil, water, and trees as well as to prioritize the use of natural resources thousands of years before the term "sustainable lifestyle" became well-known worldwide.


Writer: Saima Hamid Baba


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