In Climate Change

Our increasing understanding of climate change is transforming how we view the boundaries and determinants of human health. While our personal health may seem to relate mostly to prudent behaviour, heredity, occupation, local environmental exposures, and health-care access, sustained population health requires the life-supporting “services” of the biosphere. Today, humankind’s activities are altering the world’s climate. We are increasing the atmospheric concentration of energy-trapping gases, thereby amplifying the natural “greenhouse effect” that makes the Earth habitable. These greenhouse gases (GHGs) comprise, principally, carbon dioxide (mostly from fossil fuel combustion and forest burning), plus other heat-trapping gases such as methane (from irrigated agriculture, animal husbandry and oil extraction), nitrous oxide and various human-made halocarbons.

Climate change is becoming a wider problem for globe. Being the wide region of depleting the glacier from Himalayas, Nepal is getting in the danger zone as temperature is getting rapid growth day by day. Climate change is a great project to get young people inspired, informed and switched on to the climate issue. Young people are worried about climate change and how it will affect the world they grow up in. They will have to live with the consequences if we fail to take action. There are many ways that young people can protect the planet like recycling, walking to school and not leaving their computers on standby.

Many people care about global warming, but as young people, we are the next generation and we feel that we have the most at stake. Whilst many individuals and some governments are beginning to take action, experts agree that current efforts are way too feeble to solve the problem. We aim to transform public attitudes to climate change. We are run by young people and hope to engage students of all ages to help us spread our campaign. We provide ideas, resources and information to help students and teachers in schools, colleges and universities to run projects and promote practical solutions to climate change in their own communities. Together, this generation will tackle climate change.

To knowing this ground reality of Climate Change, Youth Forum Nepal has taken initiation to make it a nationwide debate by putting young people by way of their effective participation. Doing for the immediate action, YFN organized a national-level interaction programme on YOUTH & CLIMATE CHANGE: TIME FOR ACTION, commemorating International Youth Day 2008 on August 12, 2008 in Kathmandu.