Worldwide e-petitioning of Australia and 18 other G20 nations to sign the the Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action
On the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (“APCW”) 2021 organised by UN Climate Change, World Bank, UN Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, United Nations ESCAP, Asian Development Bank, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Diet to Save Earth (DTSE) had launched its advocacy campaign of e-petitioning 19 G20 nations to sign the Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action for which the joint custodians are UNICEF, YOUNGO, and the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative conducted under the auspices of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment.
The Declaration represents an opportunity for UN member states which are not yet signatories to commit to the adoption of a comprehensive framework to rectify the widespread omission of children and youth from climate policies, strategies and plans across different tiers of government.
The URL of the respective webpage on the online petition for each of the 19 G20 nations is as follows.
European Union https://bit.ly/DTSEPetitionEU
Republic of Korea https://bit.ly/DTSEPetitionKR
Saudi Arabia https://bit.ly/DTSEPetitionSA
South Africa https://bit.ly/DTSEPetitionZA
United Kingdom https://bit.ly/DTSEPetitionUK
United States https://bit.ly/DTSEPetitionUS
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation” to quote Mahatma Gandhi. Please sign this petition as your personal testimony of operationalising this beautiful saying by Gandhi. The Declaration is available at UNICEF’s webpage with the URL of https://www.unicef.org/environment-and-climate-change/climate-declaration for your reference.
Signing the petition is only the first step in this campaign. The next step is to invite members of your personal network to sign the petition. The final step is to invite your electoral representatives and leaders of your local governments, to sign the petition. The objective of this campaign is to focus first on securing all G20 countries as signatories to create a ripple effect so that eventually all UN member states will sign the Declaration by the end of 2022.
DTSE is recruiting volunteers as e-Petition Campaign Ambassadors to promote and support the campaign online through social media, website, events, videos, and podcasts to invite the public to sign the e-petitions. Prospective ambassadors must first become a DTSE member by subscribing to our Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/DTSEYoutube and to join our private Facebook group at https://bit.ly/DTSEFBGroup. Ambassadors who are skilled in social media marketing, online content creation, graphic design, podcasting, search engine optimisation, copywriting, website building, project management, online video production, and public relations can contribute according to their expertise.
DTSE as a partner of YOUNGA Forum 2021 will be sending a delegation of its members to the event. Ambassadors who secure the largest number of signatures for the online petition of a particular G20 nation will be nominated as a DTSE delegate to attend the event free of charge. In addition, all ambassadors will receive a certificate of appreciation as a service record of their contribution to the campaign. Ambassadors whose performance is exceptional may also be offered a letter of reference and an invitation to apply for a scholarship, in recognition of their exemplary service.
We must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE or things will never CHANGE!
Let’s put our Earth where our mouth is!