An Taisce seeks funding for youth forum on climate change

Environmental group wants young Irish people to have voice at COP21 event in Paris

Young people are among those taking part in a mass Heads in the Sand event on Sandymount Strand in Dublin in July 2015 to highlight the government’s attitude towards climate change. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Young people are among those taking part in a mass Heads in the Sand event on Sandymount Strand in Dublin in July 2015 to highlight the government’s attitude towards climate change. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

 

A forum to allow young Irish people have an input into international negotiations on climate change is to be established by An Taisce.

The environmental watchdog has said it will set up the National Youth Forum for Engagement with Climate Change if it can raise at least €14,500 through crowd funding.

It wants to establish the platform ahead of the latest international climate change summit in December this year so that young Irish people can have a voice at the event. More than 190 countries will take part in COP21 in Paris.

To donate, and for further information, see icrowdfund.ie.