UNICEF in collaboration with India to launch “Green Rising” initiative at COP28 Summit in Dubai today
UNICEF in collaboration with India to launch “Green Rising” initiative at COP28 Summit in Dubai today to mobilize youth to drive climate action
UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited, in collaboration with India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change will unveil the “Green Rising” initiative at COP28 in Dubai today. The global “Green Rising” initiative and the “Green Rising India Alliance” marks a collaborative effort involving UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, and a diverse network of public, private, and youth partners.
The main goal is to mobilize millions of young people worldwide, encouraging their active participation in green initiatives addressing and adapting to the severe impacts of climate change on their communities.
The “Green Rising” initiative focuses on engaging youth for impactful environmental actions at the grassroots level, aligning with the global effort to address the severe impacts of climate change. Through the YuWaah campaign in India, the focus is on engaging youth to drive impactful environmental actions at the grassroots level, inspired by the Mission Life movement.
Over 83 billion dollars have been mobilized within the first seven days of the COP28, marking a new era of climate action. The conference saw historic declarations on food systems, health, renewable energy, and efficiency, with initiatives targeting the decarbonization of heavy-emitting industries. 726 million dollars were pledged for Loss and Damage support in response to the climate crisis.
Key financial boosts include 3.5 billion dollars for the Green Climate Fund, 133.6 million dollars for the Adaptation Fund, and 129.3 million dollars for the Least Developed Countries Fund. The UAE’s launch of the 30 billion dollars catalytic fund, ALTERRA, aims to mobilize an additional 250 billion dollars emphasizing a strong commitment to global climate action.
The World Bank announced a 9 billion dollars annual increase for 2024 and 2025, and Multilateral Development Banks committed over 22.6 billion dollars, providing significant financial support for climate-related projects.