[Event Report] U20 International Youth Forum- Climate Change and Sustainable Future Workshop U20國際青年論壇-氣候變遷與永續未來工作坊 活動報導
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Follow up on the first training workshop, Plastic and Waste Reduction, on the fifth September, the Climate Change and Future Sustainable training workshop of the U20 International Youth Forum was held at Carrefour Neili Store. During the morning session, Ms. Marilyn Su, the CSR & Communication Director and the Foundation Executive Chief/Spokesperson of Carrefour shared Carrefour's global SDGs goals and Carrefour Taiwan’s success in achieving sustainability, focusing on Carrefour’s action of utilising its role as one of the biggest food distributions in Taiwan to impel the stakeholders including suppliers, customers, and the industry moving forward to a more sustainable future. For instance, Carrefour cooperates with NGOs to promote animal welfare products, such as “cage free” eggs, milk, and banana, etc,. Donating foods to Food Banks and encouraging other corporations to follow up. In Carrefour Neili, the Carrefour Impact flagship store was opened next to the main Carrefour hypermarket, promoting foods both local and global foods that are made sustainable which can also be found at the hypermarket. Two more Carrefour impact stores will be opened in the Middle and the South of Taiwan. Carrefour's commitment of moving forward to a circular economy has become a model example that can apply in many industries.
Carrefourthe CSR & Communication Director and the Foundation Executive Chief/Spokesperson- Marilyn Su
Moreover, Chairperson Ms. Chun-Ting Wu from the Research and Evaluation Commission of Taoyuan City came to encourage the young participants to keep working on sustainability.
Taoyuan City Research and Evaluation Commission Chairperson- Chun-Ting Wu
In this workshop, five motivated and creative youth groups participated and shared their ideas to involve themselves in solving one of the biggest problems that humans are facing today- Climate Change. There are groups that use board games, music, and role-playing to deliver climate change knowledge and educate the public.
Several experts were invited to share their experience in sustainability, and gave young advocates advice on their action plans. Mr. Liang-Yi Chang, Asia Managing Director of 350.org, Ms. Kelly Kok, Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan and Ms. Sammy Su, Director of the ECCT LCI encouraged the participants to keep an open mind on their way to making the world a better, greener, and more sustainable place.
CEO of MOST GASE - Johnny Wu (left)； Jane Goodall Institute Taiwan Executive Director - Kelly Kok (mid)；Carrefour Taiwan Public Relations Manager - Jonathan Lee
The U20 International Youth Forum will debut on 28 October, inviting young talents aged 12-30, passionate about three topics: Climate Change and Sustainability, Sustainable Green Energy, and Plastic and Waste Reduction to share their action plans on sustainability. The young talents will be selected from three training workshops. Stay tuned for the next Sustainable Energy Training Workshop!
The U20 International Youth Forum is organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Center for Global Affairs and Science Engagement (GASE) and CSR @ CommonWealth Magazine, supported by the ECCT Low Carbon Initiative (ECCT-LCI).