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YVE joins COP26 proceedings in a solidarity march

YVE members holding placards in Harare

By Early Day Reporter

Zim youth during Climate March

The Young Volunteers for the Environment (YVE) Zimbabwe last week engaged in climate change march that was also held by various youth’s movements during the ongoing Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP 26) in Glasgow Scotland.
YVE Zimbabwe conducted the solidarity march in Harare, the Capital City of Zimbabwe.

The march reflected on climate justice and saves as an awakening call to all global leaders who attended the Conference of Parties to urgently address climate change and its associated impacts.

Youth holding placard

The messages on posters and placards pointed towards a sustainable future in which the youths are prime.

Speaking to Spotlight Online News Africa, YVE Zimbabwe Event Coordinator Melissa Murwira said the youth movements rallied with proceedings at COP26 so that governments of the world will take decisive actions against Climate Change.

”Just like Youths at COP 26 in Glasgow we again reminded governments of the world to take urgent actions in the fight against Climate Change. As young people we are saying time is ticking we need resilient and sustainable future. Also sustainable development towards mitigation and adaptation as well as climate financing to tackle this pandemic hence, action must be taken now.”

YVE Youths during Climate March

The march was also an awakening call to the local youths who are still struggling with knowledge regarding climate change in general and the relevance of COP26.

“As YVE Zimbawe we noticed that majority of the population is not aware of climate change as well as the reasons behind COP 26 meaning that there is need to raise awareness for these young people so that together as a nation/globe we will be able to save our environment. “

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