Staff Reporter 

To educate youth on environmental and climate change issues, UN Bhutan is organising the UN50 Change-markers Roadshow at the College of Natural Resources in Punakha that begins today.

The roadshow also aims to educate the young on how their voices can be amplified by encouraging them to become environmental change-markers.

A total of 35 students from the Environment and Climate Studies department will participate in the roadshow.

According to a press release from UN Bhutan, the roadshow will include presentations on the fundamental understanding of climate change, hands-on group work on discussing climate issues and ideas.

“At the end of the three-day roadshow, students will present pitch ideas for projects they would like to undertake which are eco-friendly and create a safer and sustainable environment,” the press release added.

The roadshow was designed by UN Bhutan in collaboration with Global Shapers Thimphu Hub­–a group of young leaders engaging with the community for significant positive change.

UN Bhutan’s resident coordinator, Gerald Daly, said that there is a wave of optimism through the Change-makers Roadshow.

“We want the youth of Bhutan to have the opportunity to play the role that they must play in a modern world in which we live, and especially in the world, we are trying to build. We are here to listen,” he said.

The roadshow is part of the year-long activities to commemorate Bhutan’s 50th anniversary as a member state of the UN.

Edited by Tshering Palden