by AUDREY TJANDA
ANA MARCELA RODRIGUEZ ALEJANDRO
Model G20 2021 Task Force
We are members of the Model G20 2021 Task Force, who met virtually from February 12-20, 2021.
We are all between the ages of 14, and 16 and we come from a variety of backgrounds from around the world, including Surabaya in Indonesia, Tabasco in Mexico, and Qingdao, Huhot, and Hainan in China.
As delegates at Knovva Academy’s Model G20 Virtual Summit about climate change, we shared our international perspectives with the goal of providing critical information to the public: how to educate the population about climate change, and how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In this position paper, we present our beliefs, observations, and policy recommendations from the viewpoints of teenagers who are directly represented in a body of discourse of the G20. We submit this paper for the consultation of non-governmental organizations and various international organizations.
We would like to stress the importance of allowing youth and teenage voices to be heard regarding global issues that affect us. We believe that through our voice, other youths will be influenced to take part in international affairs and other political actions. We would like to thank the G20 and Knovva Academy for giving us the opportunity to be involved in these discussions.
This preamble presents our beliefs, which have played an important role in our policy recommendations. We believe that our generation has to take relevant and impactful actions now if we want to mitigate climate change. To achieve a more sustainable future, all countries, individuals, and businesses should take part in preventing climate change from getting worse.
Ultimately, our work is shaped by the responsibility that we share, as youths with the power to slow climate change and build a better world for everyone in the future.