Presented by the UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness, this side event on addressing climate change through education and training, a joint panel represented by fourteen different organizations, highlighted the importance of education and training, and the key role young people are playing in advancing knowledge on mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Speakers were united in calling for collaboration among the different organizations to urge societies toward adopting sustainable lifestyles, and stressed the need to empower, support, raise awareness and enable the youth to become active agents of change. All agreed that education system changes should become a UN focus in bringing about the type of change needed globally.

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