New Net Zero Podcast Spotlights How Young People Are Tracking Carbon Neutral Goals by Country

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Youth activists report political leaders need more focus on climate education reform, transition to clean energy, and support for poor and vulnerable nations.

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In the new Net Zero podcast, Climate activists Ricardo Delgado, Sofia Lana, Sam Okorie and Mphathesithe Mkhize report their takeaways on where the world stands on the Race to Net Zero from Venezuela, Nigeria, South Africa and UNESCO in Paris. Ricardo, Sofia, Sam, and Mphathesithe reflect on their interviews with Manuel Diaz, Rep Sam Onuigbo, Crispin Hemson and Alexander Leicht. The activists share key takeaways on global climate curriculum, the progress of clean energy, and why the world’s poorest countries are in dire need of support from rich countries on global warming.

Activists from the acclaimed Net Zero video series, launched at the beginning of last year, have conducted over 25 interviews with international climate leaders to monitor the world’s progress towards reaching Net Zero.

Young people will live with the consequences of climate change. In a survey of youths aged 15 to 24 by Plan International, nearly all — 98% — were concerned about climate change, and almost three-quarters — 74% — felt very or extremely worried. An overwhelming majority — 82% — don’t know how nations are tackling the crisis.

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The Protect our Planet Movement in association with Planet Classroom has launched the acclaimed Net Zero video and podcast series in which 24 youth climate activists from the Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement in association with Planet Classroom ask international thought leaders working on the environment the big questions as to how their nations are progressing towards their 2050 Net Zero pledges.

About the Protect Our Planet Movement

The Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement is an initiative designed to address the urgent need to share information and knowledge with the youth on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, mitigate climate change, and adapt to its growing impacts. Intended to ultimately reach the size, scale, and momentum to become a global movement, POP mobilizes the youth worldwide to take collective action needed to mitigate climate change and protect threatened ecosystems.

About the Planet Classroom Network

The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, activists, learning innovators and emerging technologists from around the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience for all. Content showcased for youth and by youth on the Planet Classroom Network is provided by 30 cultural organizations from around the world. Young people globally played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network's vision and programming.

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