Greetings from TERI!
Hope you find this email amidst good health. The current pandemic, as we all know, has shut down schools and colleges, however we are all adjusting to the ‘new normal’. While academic institutions have continued to inspire us in more ways than one, TERI has consciously promoted initiatives related to environment education through virtual tools. One such example is, Youth Climate Conclave (YCC), being organised as a joint partnership programme by EU Delegation to India, GIZ, CEEW and TERI, under SPIPA project, where MOEFCC is the nodal Ministry. The first edition of this prestigious initiative led to formulation of Youth Declaration on Climate Action (http://wsds.teriin.
Launched on the eve of World Environment Day 2020, the second edition of YCC aims to facilitate engagement, education and empowerment of Indian youth about the challenges of Climate Change. The kick- off event of Photo, Blog and Short Video Competitions was held on 11 August which marked the announcement of competitions for students, along with expert talks on issues related to Climate Change (bit.ly/30IB8Ua)
With this mail and in the run up to the conclave, three competitions are announced in the age criteria of 13 – 18 years and 19 – 25 years- Photography, Blogging and Short Video competitions for passionate budding environmentalists who wish to create a better future with innovative sustainable solutions. Apart from recognition of winners, they will also have a chance to attend the Youth Climate Conclave 2021 leading to preparation of the Youth Declaration on Climate Action 2021. However, the exact nature of the Conclave in 2021 is yet to be decided, due to uncertainty posed by COVID 19.
We are very excited for this initiative and we hope that students in your network will benefit immensely from participating in the competitions. We would request you to circulate the information about the contests amongst the students and encourage them to participate in this distinctive youth programme. Please find attached the contests guidelines and a publicity poster. Alternatively, you can refer to the webpage: http://wsds.teriin.
Thanks and Regards
EEA Team at TERI