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12 leaders’ organizations chosen to contribute and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. announced the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champions. ECO-UNESCO was one of the twelve appointed organisations across all aspects of society to drive forward Ireland’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals at the Ploughing Championships in Fenagh, Co. Carlow.
The chosen champions are organisations who are leading by example in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. They will raise public awareness of the Goals and illustrate practical ways in which organisations and individuals can contribute to achieving the Goals.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious set of targets, covering the social, economic and environmental requirements for a sustainable future. ECO-UNESCO promote the SDGs through a range of programmes aligning their work to the goals. They encourage and support young people to carry out local environmental action projects, building environmental knowledge and leadership skills.
Climate Action and Sustainability were the key focus for the Government at the National Ploughing Championships this year. Minister Bruton led a discussion on the recently published All of Government Climate Action Plan.
ECO-UNESCO is an environmental education and youth organisation. Through our programmes we engage, educate, inspire and empower young people to act on environmental issues of concern to them. We channel the passion and energy of young people in positive solutions-focused action. Where our young people want to get involved in protest we encourage you to keep safe and only get involved in a non-violent activity.
they're taking climate action.
A big thank you also to CASA charity shop on Capel Street for providing the clothing for our SDG photobooth, which allowed attendees to dress up as their
favourite SDGs! See the photo gallery here.
We've had three action-packed weeks, travelling around Ireland to see all of the environmental action projects that were submitted for
the Young Envrionmentalist Awards 2019.
Get the full run-down from all seven regional events at our dedicated #YEA19 website.
On the week of April 7th 2019, five ECO-UNESCO youth delegates from the Youth for Sustainable Development Programme
got the chance to travel to NYC to act as Irish Youth Delegates at the United Nations. Get the full story here.
When not having their voices heard on very important issues, the young people had fun exploring!
Check out the photo gallery below.