I wanted to show the world that planting trees is also a part of Sustainability as well as Fighting Climate Change, and it can be achieved by the Youth, Cooperatives and Youth Cooperatives together. Looking at the future and beyond pandemic vision, we need to repair the damage to the environment.
Ahsan Ali Thakur,
Chairperson of ICA - Asia and Pacific Committee on Youth Cooperation
Once again, we, cooperatives, are coming all together with one goal in mind; To protect mother Earth.
Over the last decades, we have been neglecting the importance of our planet, but now's the time to stand against climate change, UNITED!
As in our cooperative values; Concern for the Community! We need to take some actions to start Recycling, Reusing, and Planting trees;
But why planting trees can help? Because Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. They also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are vital ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
Let's all join Go Green Campaign 3.0 to take necessary actions and increase awareness in our countries, As we, YOUTH, are present & future of the cooperative movement!
Vice-Chairperson of ICA - Asia and Pacific Committee on Youth Cooperation
The Go Green Campaign, started in 2018, is an initiative of International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific Committee on Youth Cooperation (ICYC), to link youth and SDGs on a single platform and create an identity for cooperatives as a sustainable model for environment and society. This year, ICYC will organise Go Green Campaign 3.0 in the month of July to fit with the 2020 theme for International Day of Cooperatives (July 4, 2020), Cooperatives for Climate Change.
The “World Goes Green with Africa, America, Asia and Pacific”, will be held in partnership with the Africa Youth Network, Americas Youth Network (CRJ) and ICA Sectoral organisation Cooperative Housing International (CHI). The Campaign is divided into three Regional Youth Weeks: the first from July 1 to 7, will be celebrated in the Asia-Pacific; the second from July 8 to 14, in Africa; and third from July 15 to 21, in the Americas. The campaign will display the role of youth and cooperatives can play through self-help and solidarity.
This year International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on the 4th of July, 2020! In our commitment to the Sustainable Development Agenda, the theme this year is in support of SDG 13: Climate Action: Cooperatives for Climate Action. We are inviting the global cooperative community to continue pushing for actions that will address climate change. Cooperatives worldwide can take this opportunity to show leadership and share their cooperative values in combating this global issue. A Cooperator’s Communications Guide will soon be available to help cooperatives use this day to illustrate the importance of taking action to battle climate change.
Webinar on the International Youth Cooperatives for Climate Action
1-7 july, 2020
7 July, 2020 (8:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time | 3 PM GMT)