Youths in Honduras Contributing to Tackle Climate Change

Published on: 17 March 2022
by KnowESG

The Climate Empowerment Forums, a space for the co-creation on climate change and propose programs developed by local organisation Sustenta Honduras aimed at Youths in Honduras who contribute to bolstering the country's strategy to tackle climate change in line with COP26 commitments.

The British Embassy has associated with Sustenta Honduras, a youth organisation, to develop dimensions on climate change and propose policies, projects and programs to assist them in fighting climate change.

The climate vulnerability index in 2017 said Honduras was one of the most susceptible countries to climate change in the world. In 2021, the country witnessed two storms, Eta and Lota, which wreaked havoc across most regions, causing widespread destruction in the infrastructure, thus adding more worries to the nation.

The young people in Honduras coming forward to fight against the climate crisis will give some relief to the nation. If Sustenta Honduras can implement their strategies effectively, it will bring cheers to the country.

500 young people attended the forums. They collaborated in the development of capabilities and the co-creation of initiatives to promote climate action. Almost half of the participants were young women who wanted to provide a gender perspective to regional issues.

As stated in Honduras' National Determined Contribution, the government has committed to developing at least two yearly forums to promote the social inclusion of youth, indigenous and Afro-Honduran peoples, and gender (NDC).

As part of the COP26 commitments, the initiative also assisted Honduras in adhering to the Declaration of Girls, Boys, and Youth in Climate Action. With the help of the British Embassy, Sustenta will follow up with the authorities on further actions to keep young people involved in the debate.