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Azerbaijan, UNDP and EU team up to address climate change challenges


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the European Union and with active involvement from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources as well as the Khirdalan municipality recently organized an event dedicated to the Zero Emissions Day. The event provided a platform for high school students of the Khirdalan City to demonstrate their vision on climate change challenges through the prism of camera lens.

The event focused on encouraging high-school students to take active steps towards climate action and achieving Climate Change (CC) mitigation measures within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of this event, the EU4Climate project implemented by UNDP, organized a series of engaging environmental activities, such as an amateur bicycle race, tree-planting, demonstration of videos filmed by the participants of the #GoCarbonFree Contest, and a quiz on Climate Change Mitigation measures tailored for schoolchildren.

At the event, representatives from the UNDP, EU Delegation, MENR and the Khirdalan municipality observed the video of the participants of GoCarbonFree-themed video contest.

The contest attracted approximately fifty schoolchildren from ten schools. The high-school children demonstrated their passion and interest in finding new solutions to address the challenges of climate change.

The event also featured an intellectual game involving environment-related questions, which added an exciting element to the event.

UNDP remains committed to continue providing unwavering support to the Government of Azerbaijan in fulfilling its Paris Agreement obligations to reduce GHG emissions by 40% by 2050, said Ms Alessandra Roccasalvo, the UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Azerbaijan.

However,  it is not just about governments, businesses, investors, and civil society, the action of every person counts in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, she concluded the speech.