Walvis Bay gets N$922 000 for youth-led climate initiatives

During the latest Walvis Bay ordinary council meeting, Mayor Trevino Forbes announced that the town would receive N$922 000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Youth Climate Action Fund.
According to Forbes, the funds will provide technical assistance and funding for 100 mayors to activate tens of thousands of young people aged 15 to 24 years old.

“The funds will enable young people to design, produce, and govern urgent climate solutions in cities and towns across the globe.
“As part of this programme, Walvis Bay will receive close to N$1 million at current exchange rate (USD 50 000) to distribute as microgrants to fund a groundswell of youth-led climate initiatives,” said Forbes.

The initiatives include mobilizing tree planting and public education campaigns, launching recycling and waste reduction initiatives, and participating in mitigation planning and preparedness programmes.

“Efforts stemming from the new Youth Climate Action Fund will advance critical community goals such as meeting decarbonization commitments or reducing consumption-based emissions,” he said.

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