GREEN RISING YOUTH INITIATIVE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     8th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, UNICEF's Generation Unlimited, in collaboration with India's Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, unveiled the "Green Rising" initiative at COP28 in Dubai.

  • The global "Green Rising" initiative and the "Green Rising India Alliance" marks a collaborative effort involving UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, and a diverse network of public, private, and youth partners.

Green Rising" Youth Initiative

  • About: The initiative channels youth involvement for impactful grassroots environmental actions, aligning with global climate change mitigation efforts.
  • Aim: To mobilize millions of young people worldwide, encouraging their active participation in green initiatives addressing and adapting to the severe impacts of climate change on their communities.
  • YuWaah Campaign in India: Focused on inspiring youth through the Mission Life movement, the YuWaah campaign engages them in driving meaningful environmental actions at the grassroots level.
  • Declarations and Initiatives: Historic declarations at the conference encompassed food systems, health, renewable energy, and efficiency, targeting the decarbonization of heavy-emitting industries.
  • Financial Commitments: Pledges included 726 million dollars for Loss and Damage support, with significant boosts for the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, and Least Developed Countries Fund.
  • ALTERRA: UAE's Catalytic Fund: The UAE's launch of the 30 billion dollars ALTERRA fund underscores a commitment to mobilize an additional 250 billion dollars for global climate action.

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