CGTN America launches Day 5 for Global Action Initiative

On the Day 5 of CGTN America's Global Action Initiative 2021, we highlighted the need to mobilize young people to take action in the fight against climate change. In addition, CGTN called for global media partners to collaborate on a combined influence in climate actions.


The program started with a video speech delivered by Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China. "Young people must be firmly placed in the center of decision-making by contributing the considerable talent and energy towards climate action," he said.


Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Leader of Climate & Energy at WWF, also delivered a video speech and shared his views on what the world needs to do to tackle climate change. He also called for collective climate action around the world.


Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang answered questions from U.S. and Chinese students about international cooperation on Climate Change.


Caroline Hickman, Psychotherapist and Lecturer at the University of Bath, further discussed how climate change is affecting youth.


CGTN also spoke with a spectrum of young climate activists at COP26 about the importance of youth engagement in fight against climate change.


In addition, we held a panel discussion around the significance of young people in the struggle to save out planet. 

Panelists included Zach Danz, creator of the the TikTok Channel "The Optimist", Jiaxuan Zhang, M.A. Candidate, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Sweta Chakraborty, President of U.S. Operations "We Don't Have Time".


Apart from youth engagement, Paul Romer, Nobel Economist, emphasized the importance of encouraging technological change in every country to help resolve the global climate crisis without reducing the quality of our lives.  


CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo also spoke with CGTN's Climate Reporter Gabriel Yue Yin about a startup in NYC that is producing Eco-Friendly diamonds.


Finally, CGTN highlighted the importance of media engagement with regards to global climate action and invited global media partners to build a global alliance of media on climate to help the world fight against climate change.

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