The world is reeling from floods, drought, and extreme weather. More people are falling back into extreme poverty. Decades of progress made in education and gender rights have been lost. And young people are dealing with the brunt of the crisis.
Our Day Four special program puts the spotlight on youth. The United Nations estimates there are some 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24. That's about 16 percent of the global population - and they are inheriting a crisis they did not create.
How are they asking for accountability? Can they find innovative solutions?
You hear from our keynote speakers beginning with Simon Stiell, the Executive Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He says young people are right to demand change since the world is falling behind on its commitment to sustainability.
Our second keynote speaker is Gustavo Manrique, Ecuador's Minister of Environment, Water and Ecological transition. He urges the world to find a balance between environmental protection and economic growth.