Youth Climate Award
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2018, calls for a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is the minimum needed to prevent global temperatures rising above between 1.5 °C. This is also the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.
A global youth movement led by Greta Thunberg is fighting to waken us all to this issue.
In response, WAFA is strengthening its Youth Award to support climate change initiatives. The 2020 WAFA Youth Climate Award will focus on youth under 25 who are working for sustainable development on the ground while keeping fossil fuels in the ground. The Award will also target projects that can be shared across the planet.
WAFA is negotiating with COP26 to honour the winners at a WAFA Youth Climate Award Event as part of the Glasgow COP26 in late 2020. The event will be livestreamed to a global audience.
“Jennifer and I are honored and delighted to make “One Lit Candle” (Song for Greta) available to WAFA to coincide with the launch of WAFA Youth Climate Awards category. May it light many candles in our shared vision to help heal our home.”
– Stuart Hoffman and Jennifer Edwards
“One Lit Candle” (Song For Greta) by Jennifer Edwards and Stuart Hoffman