We like people from all generations. Young folks. Old folks. People in the middle are great, too! One thing that I think is quite clear is that we don't give enough of a voice to young people, particularly when it comes to the future that they — and not the older folks — will inherit.
When it comes to major meetings as COP28, young people need more of a voice. Prominent participant Paul Polman agrees in his LinkedIn post: the number of youth represented at COP will be fewer than fossil-fuel industry representation.
"This picture is all wrong. Who should we trust more with our fate, the fossil fuel industry or the future citizens of the world? Who do we imagine is bringing more fresh-thinking and innovative ideas, a vested order that would keep digging us into this hole, or the young people whose lives and livelihoods literally depend on us getting out?"
Make sure to tune in to our next First Fridays webinar, "Live from Dubai" on December 1 to learn more.