Asia Institute Climate Seminar for Youth

The Asia Institute hosted an Asia Institute Climate Seminar for Youth on October 17, 2021, that brought together activists working in Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and China for a discussion about policy in those countries and the actions of youth to address these challenges.

A series of demands from youth for the United Nations concerning climate change policy was read and discussed.

The demands for policymakers will form a joint Youth Statement that will be forwarded to the UN Youth Conference at the end of October.

Thu Tran, Vu Phuong Linh, Nhi Phan and Linh Nguyen represented Vietnam;

Mai Mai represented China

Park Chan-gyeol represented South Korea

Kawanaka Yo represented Japan

Martha Krumpeck from Europe and Asia Institute director Emanuel Pastreich also made comments on the proposals made by the youth activists.