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Youth Perspectives

30 May 2017

Youth Perspective: How millenials can advance the SDG agenda

By Justin Fan | 30 May 2017 The UN called 2016 “the year of green finance”, in response, China has said it is aiming to develop its economy sustainably. Recent […]

27 Apr 2017

Worrisome first quarter of 2017 climate trends

Source: Yale Climate Connections. By Zeke Hausfather | 27 April 2017 The year is off to a toasty start globally … and not in a comforting way for those concerned […]

26 Apr 2017

Youth Perspective: Changing Winterscapes

Originally published as “Beckie’s Climate Story” on Climate Generation 26 April 2017 I love Snow and Ice.  I love winter.  I started cross country ski racing when I was 8 […]

24 Mar 2017

Youth Perspective: The Everglades’ superpower: absorbing carbon pollution

Source: Yale Climate Connections Mangrove forests in Florida’s wetlands capture global warming pollution and trap it underwater. 01 : 30 MIN SEC By Erika Street Hopman Originally published Monday, March […]

21 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The human cost of the global fashion industry

20 January 2017 The internationally bestselling, award-winning author of four novels, Corban Addison writes large-canvas stories about issues of global injustice that combine the authenticity and on-the-ground research of investigative […]

15 Dec 2016

Youth Perspective: Why the Ontario Grain Farmer’s losing battle in court is good news for the food chain

By Audrey Leduc, Stephanie Lindan and Stuart May | December 13 2016 Canadian Context Think about your latest meal. Chances are that bees played a role in getting it to your plate. […]

12 Oct 2016

Youth Perspective: Green milk? Barriers to technological sustainability solutions

By Thomas Attree, Sr Cloud Engineer Thomson Reuters | 13 October 2016 Can technology save the planet? This is a very broad question, but one which was recently posed at the […]

23 Sep 2016

More than 300 scientists warn over Trump’s climate change stance

U.S. presidential candidate has dismissed climate change as a hoax invented by the Chinese By Ian Simpson | 20 September 2016 (Reuters) – Hundreds of top scientists warned on Tuesday […]

9 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rebooting Our Politics and Schools to Engage Young People

By Henry F. De Sio, Jr. | 9 September 2016 Students going back to school rejoin an educational assembly line designed to get them to adopt vocations which are now […]

29 Aug 2016

Youth Perspective: We can preserve our coastal cities

By CC Cunningham, Intern, Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion | 29 August 2016 On August 29th, 2005, the world tuned in to watch the full force of Mother Nature […]

17 Aug 2016

The deep ocean: plunging to new depths to discover the largest migration on Earth

Source: The Gaurdian U.S. | 17 August 2016 The deep ocean makes up 95% of habitable Earth, yet only 0.0001% has been explored. The Guardian joined a mission off Bermuda […]

10 Aug 2016

Youth Perspective: Are women key to sustainability?

By Raquel Helen Silva | 10 August 2016 Strengthened by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), women are highlighting the importance of diversity by bringing new insight to this […]

9 Aug 2016

Youth Perspective: Investing in Young Women’s Leadership to Achieve the SDGs

By Ravi Karkara and Nelly Mecklenburg  | 12 August 2016 Currently there is a global youth bulge of some 1.8 billion young people – mostly in developing countries in Africa […]

29 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: Concrete-made Homes Can Save Energy Costs

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bridgett Ennis | Thursday, July 28, 2016 Architect says homes made of concrete can save money, look attractive. — 01 : 30 MIN SEC Concrete is the […]

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: Which diet makes best use of farmland? You might be surprised

Source: By Kristen Satre Meyer (Ensia) | 22 July 2016 Editor’s note: This piece was produced in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Carrying capacity […]

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

Source: By Rowan Jacobson (Ensia) | 19 July 2016 Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause. — Ten miles […]

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

Source: By Peter Fairley (Ensia) | 12 July 2016 Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate […]

26 Jul 2016

Youth Perspective: What does Brexit mean for sustainability?

By Krishan Sapra | 26 July 2016 On Thursday, 24th June, 2016, more than half of voters in a UK referendum chose to leave the European Union. ‘Brexit’, as it was […]

29 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: How Businesses Can Promote Sustainability in Developing Countries

By Hira Waqar | 28 June 2016 As long as humans have existed, they have exchanged goods. From the barter system to a money economy, meeting the needs of people […]

28 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Seeing the World While Preserving It

28 June 2016 In today’s global economy, one market in which we see extensive accelerated growth is that of tourism. According to the 2015 Economic Impact Annual Update Summary, Travel […]

22 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Youth in Development are Agents of Change: Global Youth Forum 2016

Source: Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth  From World Bank 16 June 2016- From June 13-15, the Global Youth Forum 2016 gathered more than 150 partners and representatives from […]

15 Jun 2016

Youth Perspectives: States, Cities ‘Bullish’ on Energy Efficiency

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bud Ward | 15 June 2016 Energy efficiency will help consumers save money. 01 : 30 MINSEC — 2016 is likely to be a banner year for […]

7 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Europe’s Largest Wind Farm

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Diana Madson | 6 June 2016 A huge on-shore wind-power project in central Norway should be operating within four years. 01 : 30 MINSEC — Location, […]

1 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Food Waste is a Global Problem

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Jan O’Brien | 30 May 2016 A third of all food never makes it to a plate. The reason depends on where you live. — 01 […]

12 May 2016

Youth Perspective: University Led Positive Investment Campaign Takes on Exxon and Chevron at Upcoming Shareholder Meetings

Source: Huffington Post  By Libby Blanchard, Gates Cambridge Scholar and PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge | 3 May 2016 — Positive Investment, a global campaign of students and academics that […]

4 May 2016

Youth Perspective:  What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?

Source: By Emily Sohn @tidepoolsinc, Freelance writer | 2 May 2016 Lingering questions leave some concerned about a new generation of plumbing material — The calls and e-mails arrive as often […]

22 Apr 2016

Youth Perspective: Soils Affected by Global Warming

Source: Yale Climate Connections By David Appell | 7 April 2016 A new study finds that rising temperatures may change the chemistry of forest soils, and accelerate emissions of carbon […]

22 Apr 2016

Youth Perspective: Trees for the Earth. Trees for Our Climate.

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Laura M. Hammett | March 30, 2016 For Earth Week, a look at the intimate connection between trees and our warming world. This week, organizations […]

30 Mar 2016

Youth Perspective: Even a Single Tree Makes a Difference

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Lisa Palmer | March 30, 2016 Plant trees to fight climate change. 01 : 30 MINSEC — Sometimes it feels like the problem of climate change […]

29 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: Connecting Local Flooding to Climate Change

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bud Ward | 26 February 2016 People need to hear information about global warming and flooding repeatedly, from a number of experts.  01 : 30 MINSEC […]

16 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: Implications of the Anthropocene on Human Activity and Development

By Matthew Kolasny | 16 February 2016 Human life is a dominant and defining force on the Earth today. Symbols of human activity can be observed anywhere – the built environments […]

16 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: The Impact of Sea Level Rise in Low Income Areas

By Craig Burke | 16 February 2016 Whether you acknowledge that climate change is real or not, there is no disagreeing with the fact that the sea level is rising […]

5 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: New Food, New Attitude: A Perennial Solution for Food Security

By Laura Gould | 5 February 2016 Food. It’s something we can’t live without, and even if we could, we wouldn’t want to. Often our lives revolve around it, but many […]

5 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: Youth Action Guide on the SDGs

By Ravi Karkara and Rohit Porhukuchi | 5 February 2016 A guide for youth as the ECOSOC Youth Forum concludes at UN HQ — As the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) […]

22 Jan 2016

Youth Perspective: A Case Against Anthropogenic Climate Change

By Nitzan Barlev | 22 January 2016 No, this is not what you think it is. There is no denying that humans are inextricably linked to the changing climate. What […]

20 Jan 2016

Youth Perspective: An Activist’s ‘Long-Haul’ Climate Campaign

Source: Yale Climate Connections  By Daniel Grossman | 14 January 2016 A veteran reporter on climate issues provides a glimpse into a corporate responsibility activist’s efforts during the recent Paris climate […]

18 Dec 2015

Youth Perspective: About the Next Generation of Climate Models

 By David Appell | 17 December 2015   An audio interview at the AGU Fall Meeting captures highlights from a presentation by a leading climate modeling expert. — SAN FRANCISCO, CA, […]

17 Dec 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Open for discussion and discord, Cultural Fluency is the way forward

By Robin Schribman, Vice President, Customer Insight and Experience, Thomson Reuters | 17 December 2015 Cultural Fluency is “an empathic view towards how others believe, live and express their values […]

7 Dec 2015

Youth Perspective: The Economics of “Beyond Divestment”

By Ellen Quigley | 7 December 2015 With the divestment movement just beginning to ignite in late 2012, we at the University of Cambridge began to discuss a counterintuitive move: […]

2 Dec 2015

Youth Perspective: Sustainable Innovation for the World, The Barron Prize Winners

This brief overview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World,  a series produced by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more sustainable. […]

2 Dec 2015

Youth Perspective: Sustainable Innovation for the World, The Barron Prize

This brief overview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World,  a series produced by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more sustainable. […]

10 Nov 2015

Youth Perspective: Management Education and the Sustainable Development Goals—Get Engaged

Source: AACSB Blog By Giselle Weybrecht; Author, Advisor, and Speaker – Sustainability and Business | 10 November 2015 — What Are the Sustainable Development Goals? On September 25 this year, all 193 […]

26 Oct 2015

Youth Perspective: Whose voice matters when it comes to sustainable development?

By Ravi Karkara & Doug Ragan | 26 October 2015 Harvesting Youth Partnership by Strengthening Inclusive Participation in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals — In the year 2000, […]

16 Oct 2015

Youth Perspective: Six Smart Ways To Stop Food Waste (By Turning It Into Something Delicious)

Source: By Vikki Knowles | 3 September 2015 Over a third of the food produced in the world never gets eaten – it goes from field to waste. That’s […]

2 Oct 2015

Youth Perspective: How Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution Took Off

Source: Yale Climate Connections  By Sara Peach | 29 September 2015   An unexpected birthplace for a revolution in renewable energy, Germany years later remains a leader in renewables and in […]

25 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: A Crisis of Confidence: Sustainability

By Brianna Brand | 25 September 2015 There is a growing consensus among older generations that they must right the wrongs that younger generations will face, particularly environmental issues. Parents […]

23 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: Solar Power is Booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?

Source: By Didem Tali @didem_tali, freelance journalist | 23 September 2015 As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens who lack electricity. September […]

16 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: Could These Two Environmental Challenges be the Answer to Each Other?

Source: By Gabriella Mulligan @gl_mulligan, Africa-based reporter and co-founder of Disrupt Africa | 14 September 2015 In sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs are exploring whether sanitation could solve a growing fuel crisis — […]

8 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: What Are Climate Change Tipping Points?

Source: Yale Climate Connections By David Appell | 7 September 2015 Experts often portray climate change as a slow-moving catastrophe. But there’s also the possibility of ‘tipping points’ that could cause […]

3 Sep 2015

Youth Perspective: Fly or drive? Parsing the evolving climate math

Source: YALE Climate Connections By John Wihbey | 2 September 2015 Want guidance on whether to fly or drive? Differences in vehicles, number of passengers, and individual preferences mean there […]

26 Aug 2015

Youth Perspective: Watch: Don’t Judge A Life-saving, Water Purifying Coffee Filter By Its Cover

Source:  By HOLLY ROYCE | 25 August 2015 It looks like a hefty tome. And it is changing the lives of millions using nanoparticle filter paper technology. More than 600 million people […]

17 Aug 2015

Youth Perspective: LA’s ‘Shade Balls’ Solution For Conserving Water Is A Clever Spin On An Old Idea

LA’s ‘Shade Balls’ Solution For Conserving Water Is A Clever Spin On An Old Idea Source: WATER August 17th, 2015 / 12:59 AM Written By Scott Pierce   A worker […]

26 Jul 2015

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Innovation for the World, Sowing the Seeds of Social Entrepreneurship

This brief interview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World, a series by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world more […]

26 Jun 2015

Youth Perspective: Steps Toward Freedom

In this Youth Perspective, millennial Chelsea Reynolds reflects on her experience with generations to come, after the millennials.  Chelsea is employed at Thomson Reuters where she manages client relationships. By […]

1 Jun 2015

Youth Perspective: When ISIS Destroyed Iraq’s Precious Art, These Volunteers Rebuilt It In Virtual Reality

Source: ART May 28th, 2015 / 01:45 PM Written By Alex Brook Lynn  When footage was released of ISIS destroying precious artifacts at the Central Museum in Mosul, Iraq […]

1 Jun 2015

Youth Perspective: Drone Footage Of What Used To Be A Rainforest Looks Like Scenery From Mad Max

Source: COLLECTIVELY.ORG June 1st, 2015 Here on Collectively, we’ve seen drones used for so many things – from vandalizing Kendall Jenner’s face to revealing mesmerizing giant caves. Now we have […]

28 May 2015

How Pee-Powered Generators Are Revolutionizing Refugee Camps

Source: Collectively By Scott Pierce | 25th March 2015 Students at the University of the West of England have partnered with Oxfam for an incredibly cool project: using pee to create light. […]

27 Apr 2015

Youth Perspective: Sustainable Innovation for the World, The Barron Prize

This brief overview is part of Sustainable Innovation for the World, a series produced by Thomson Reuters Sustainability on innovation, either scientific or social, which could help make the world […]

23 Apr 2015

Join The Movement To Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground

Source: Celebrate Earth Day Today By Joining The Movement To Keep Fossil Fuels In The Ground April 22nd, 2015 / 11:31 AM Written By Alex Brook Lynn Today, in honor […]

22 Apr 2015

Youth Perspective: Representing young people in trouble

      By Blake Hatling, pro-bono lawyer with The Advocates of Human Rights & Thomson Reuters account manager | 21 April 2015 Recently, I was lucky to represent a […]

1 Apr 2015

Running a Sustainable Company Starts With Creating a Place People Want to Work

Source:  Why Running A Sustainable Company Starts With Creating A Place That People Want to Work At April 1st, 2015 / 8:38 AM Written By Alex Brook Lynn  At noon […]

26 Mar 2015

Youth Perspective: Devoting His Lens To Exposing The Effects Of Climate Change

Source: This 26-Year-Old Photographer Is Devoting His Lens To Exposing The Effects Of Climate Change Photography March 26th, 2015 / 11:09 AM Written By Rachel Signer Can you change the […]

20 Mar 2015

Youth Perspective: The SXSW App That Could Change The Face Of Online Journalism

Source: Written By Scott Pierce | 20 March 2015 Meerkats are just animals. Scratch that. They were. Until a few days ago, when Meerkat became the most talked about app at this […]

9 Mar 2015

The College Student Who Plans to Change the World

Source: Hometalk Written by Tikva Morrow | 17 February 2015 Do you have a corner of your yard that collects more water than the rest? Maybe an indentation in the […]

1 Feb 2015

Youth Perspective: Forgoing The Factory And Swooning Sustainably This Week

Source: Written By Collectively staff | 1 February 2015 Heyo! What a swell week it’s been. We’ve been talking with people wearing cat pants and finding clothes in garbage bags on the […]

12 Jan 2015

Youth Perspective: Meet Eva – She’s With You In Your Shower To Help You Save Water

Source: Written By Rachel Signer | 12 January 2014 Many of us, even knowing about the critical drought in California and water shortages all over the world, are still not […]

12 Jan 2015

Youth Perspective: The Goods, 4 Reads To Start Your Week

Source: 12 January 2015 Ever wonder what to do with your old beauty products? Here’s what Grist has to say on dumping them down the drain. Image via Flickr/Colleen E-readers sound […]

26 Nov 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The impact of Net Impact

At their recent conference in Minneapolis, we sat down with Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact, a global organization uniting students and young professionals to create a more sustainable world. Sustainability: There […]

25 Nov 2014

Youth Perspective: Cold hard facts, underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice

      By Will Dunham | 25 November 2014 (Reuters) – Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region […]

Children light fireworks on the Hindu festival of Diwali in New Delhi October 17, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Reinhard Krause

21 Nov 2014

Youth Perspective: A global advocate for youth and gender equality

20 November 2014 We are pleased to present an interview of Mr. Ravi Karkara, Adviser for Strategic Partnerships to Assistant Secretary-General, UN-Women and Global Expert Advisor on Children and Youth […]

3 Nov 2014

Youth Perspective: Annapolis landmarks at risk in warming world

Source:  YALE Climate Connections | 3 November 2014 It’s a sunny day in Annapolis, Maryland, a historic seaport often visited by founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.CRAIG: “We are […]

30 Oct 2014

Flying car prototype takes to the skies

29 October 2014 The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionise the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous […]

28 Oct 2014

Youth Perspective: Harvard University students fast for divestment

A College Senior Is Single-Handedly Changing How The Country’s Biggest Schools Invest Their Money Source: By Scott Pierce | 28 October 2014 Last week, dozens of Harvard University students participated […]

24 Oct 2014

Youth Perspective: ​Your fork and diet are powerful weapons to reduce greenhouse gas emissions​

Source:  YALE Climate Connections | 23 October 2014 When it comes to fighting global warming, your fork may be your greatest weapon. Just ask Maisie Ganzler of Bon Appetit, a […]

20 Oct 2014

Monarch Butterflies go organic

New organic fertilizer helps reforestation of Monarch Butterflies’ winter retreat Using an organic fertilizer, a conservationist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), leads an award-winning project to reforest […]

3 Oct 2014

Scientists check the engine of cheetahs, animal world’s ‘Ferrari’

By Will Dunham | 2 October 2014 (Reuters) – Cheetahs can aptly be called the race cars of the animal kingdom: sleek, graceful and supremely speedy. Scientists have now taken […]

1 Oct 2014

Release: Caltech’s new postdocs aim for “transformational commercial ventures”


19 Sep 2014

Calder High School Green Writing Competition

Editor’s Note: Featuring the winners of Calder High School’s Green Writing Competition. The competition, now in its second year at the school in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, England, is run in […]

16 Sep 2014

Youth Perspective: Inheriting Scotland

Editor’s Note:  This piece is published in collaboration with One Young World, a not-for-profit which gathers together some of the brightest young people from around the world. The One Young […]

11 Sep 2014

Youth Perspective: The Running Tap on Water

By Rachel Umunna | 11 September 2014 When you think of ‘Water Scarcity’ what crosses your mind? Probably not a lot considering that over past decade the media has primarily […]

9 Sep 2014

Youth Perspective: An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Editor’s Note:  This piece is published in collaboration with One Young World, a not-for-profit which gathers together some of the brightest young people from around the world. The One Young […]

29 Aug 2014

Youth Perspective: A vision for the future at Oxford Climate Forum

By Marie-Therese Png, Head of Sponsorship at Oxford Climate Forum, Intern at Beijing Municipal Government | 27 August 2014 As the current generation of politicians and corporate leaders are faced […]

18 Aug 2014

Youth Perspective: Creative Sustainability – Aalto University School of Business

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 18 August 2014 It is widely thought that a multidisciplinary approach is needed in […]

22 Jul 2014

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Source:, Monday 21 July 2014 17.00 EDT By Damian Carrington Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying […]

19 Jul 2014

Youth Perspective: Reimagining the MBA, “Here and Now”

In collaboration with Giselle Weybrecht, special advisor to the UN Global Compact, MBA graduate, author, and social entrepreneur, we will be selecting ideas from the ongoing series “Future MBA, 100 […]

2 Jul 2014

Youth Perspective: 3D insect scanner reveals inner workings of the wasp

High-resolution 3D scanning technology is taking entomology into a new era, with researchers able to show with unparalleled clarity the internal and external structures of insects. Using advanced microtomography, Professor […]

15 Jun 2014

Youth Perspective: The real eggs that Fabergé could only dream of designing

Source: The Guardian | 15 June 2014 A stunning guide presents the eggs of 600 species of bird in all their amazing diversity. By Patrick Barkham Out of the blue […]

9 Jun 2014

Youth Perspective: Global energy watchdog confirms ‘the party’s over’

Source: The Guardian; Friday 6 June 2014 15.30 BST US shale boom is over, energy revolution needed to avert blackouts Posted by Nafeez Ahmed I hate to say I told […]

29 May 2014

Great climate change comedy moments in video clips

By Graham Readfearn | 29 May 2014 From Will Ferrell to Ali G, here’s a pick of some of the funniest moments in climate change comedy. This is the 50th […]

13 May 2014

Youth Perspective: Learning by Doing at Gustavson School of Business

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 13 May 2014 The first week of a new school year is an opportunity […]

13 May 2014

Youth Perspective: Creating an Effective Center – Milgard School of Business

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 13 May 2014 Globally the rise in sustainability and social responsibility in the business […]

10 Apr 2014

Youth Perspective: Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – British Columbia

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 10 April 2014 As businesses become more engaged in sustainability around the world, we […]

4 Apr 2014

Youth Perspective: Why does sustainability matter to you?

By Laura Humes | 4 April 2014 In high school, I had the opportunity to spend thirty days backpacking in North Cascades National Park. It was my first experience outside […]

19 Mar 2014

Youth Perspective: Raising awareness around Poverty – “Big Questions”

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 19 March 2014 A few months ago, the first episode of “Big Questions,” a […]

18 Mar 2014

Youth Perspective: One Small Step for Business One Giant Leap for the Environment

Although businesses may initially find it challenging to integrate sustainable practices into their core businesses models, consumers and businesses will each benefit from the emergence of service-centered businesses.

13 Mar 2014

Youth Perspective: Introducing students to a product’s lifecycle

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 13 March 2014 There are many different ways to embed sustainability into the classroom. […]

7 Mar 2014

Youth Perspective: UK urges world to tackle child marriage in same way as FGM

By Emma Batha | 5 March 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s time to break the silence on child marriage and recognise that it is “exploitation as serious as any […]

3 Mar 2014

Youth Perspective: A sustainability lab in action

By PRiMEtime, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education | 3 March 2014 The Sustainability Lab is a new course at WHU – Otto […]

3 Mar 2014

Youth Perspective: Cholera vaccine stockpile – a new tool to avoid needless suffering

By Alisa Tang | 3 March 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated for the first time a new cholera vaccine emergency stockpile to protect hundreds of […]

20 Feb 2014

Youth Perspective: Tanzania kicks off $2.4 mln project to fight violence against children

By Kizito Makoye | 20 February 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)–Despite the prevailing social stigma, Zainabu was bold enough to lodge a formal complaint of physical and sexual abuse by her employer […]

14 Feb 2014

Youth Perspective: early and forced marriage

By Terre des hommes | 14 February 2014 Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Nearly half the young girls in Southern […]

30 Jan 2014

Youth Perspective: Little progress on girls’ education in developing countries – report

By Maria Caspani | 30 January 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One out of four young people in poor countries – and one of three young women in South and […]

28 Jan 2014

Youth Perspective: INTERVIEW: Yemen minister pushes for child marriage ban

By Emma Batha | 27 January 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Yemen’s human rights minister is pushing parliament to ban child marriage, an issue which hit the headlines last year after an […]

23 Jan 2014

Youth Perspective: Myanmar releases 96 former child soldiers, jails one for desertion

By Alisa Tang | 23 January 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Myanmar army has released 96 more former child soldiers as part of its effort to prevent and end […]

22 Jan 2014

Youth Perspective: World must make ending child marriage a priority – report

By Emma Batha | 18 January 2014 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Jamila was three years old when her parents gave her to another Afghan family for marriage to their son. […]

2 Jan 2014

Youth Perspective: Connect the dots: infant mortality, graft and elephant poaching

By Ed Stoddard | 2 January 2014 (Reuters) – What do infant mortality and elephant poaching have in common? Plenty, according to conservation groups. Researchers have for the first time […]

11 Dec 2013

Youth Perspective: One third of children under five don’t officially exist – UNICEF

By Emma Batha | 11 December, 2013 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Around one third of the world’s children under the age of five have not had their births registered and […]

3 Dec 2013

Youth Perspective: Lured into fighting, Colombia’s girl rebels face abuse

By Anastasia Moloney |  3 December, 2013 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Under the dense rainforest canopy, 14-year-old Claudia Roa lay delirious with pain after giving birth to a boy. A […]

3 Dec 2013

Youth Perspective: Controversial Indian scheme aims to end baby girl murders

By Nita Bhalla | 3 December, 2013 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Other than the brightly painted pink walls, there is little cheer in the sterile, sparsely furnished nursery rooms of […]

27 Nov 2013

Youth Perspective: The youth unemployment crisis may not be a crisis

(Reuters) – “Youth Unemployment is the Next Global Crisis” “America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth” “Relentlessly high youth unemployment is a global time bomb” There’s […]

22 Nov 2013

Youth Perspective: Child soldiers swell fighters’ ranks in Central African Republic-UN

By Stephanie Nebehay | 22 November, 2013 (Reuters) – The number of child soldiers in Central African Republic has more than doubled to as many as 6,000 in recent months […]

21 Nov 2013

Youth Perspective: The human rights story of climate change; lessons from the supertyphoon Haiyan

By Mugisha Moses (Kampala, Uganda) | 21 November 2013 As world’s nations were preparing for yet another COP meeting in the Polish capital Warsaw, typhoon Haiyan was in the advanced stages […]

18 Nov 2013

Youth Perspective: Sustainability, from rhetoric to understanding

18 November 2013 The International School of Zug and Luzern teamed up with Thomson Reuters to create this set of perspectives on sustainability:

14 Nov 2013

EU leaders promise jobs for “lost generation” of youth

By Leigh Thomas and Elizabeth Pineau | 12 November, 2013 (Reuters) – European leaders pledged on Tuesday to make fighting youth unemployment in the bloc a priority but came up […]

6 Nov 2013

Youth Perspective: Young men may have unrecognized eating disorders

By Andrew M. Seaman | 5 November, 2013 (Reuters Health) – Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become […]

1 Nov 2013

Youth Perspective: Providing water for families so girls can get to school

By Magda Mis | November 1, 2013 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – What is the link between a bucket of water and education? In many communities around the world, it’s up […]

30 Oct 2013

Youth Perspective: India’s rapidly growing E-waste damaging children’s health

By Sangeeta Haindl | October 14, 2013 (3BL Media/Justmeans) – In many advanced economies, children play with electronic gadgets. In India, children from poor families work to dismantle them to […]

28 Oct 2013

Youth Perspective: Yemen must ban child marriage in new constitution – rights group

By Emma Batha | October 28, 2013 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Yemen must ban child marriages in its new constitution and end the abuse and rape of young girls, rights […]

16 Oct 2013

Youth Perspective: Kids with asthma still exposed to secondhand smoke

By Kathryn Doyle | October 16, 2013 (Reuters Health) – Despite public health campaigns, too many people are still smoking around little kids with asthma, say U.S. researchers. According to […]

8 Oct 2013

Youth Perspective: Parkour vaults from asphalt to softer indoor landings

By Dorene Internicola | 7 October 2013 (Reuters) – Parkour, the free-wheeling outdoor sport of vaulting, bouncing, jumping and flipping through the urban jungle, has inspired a new breed of […]

3 Oct 2013

Youth Perspective: U.S. sanctions five nations over use of child soldiers

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Arshad Mohammed, additional reporting by Jenny Clover in Kigali and James Chege in Nairobi | October 3, 2013 (Reuters) – The United States moved to block […]

25 Jul 2013

Youth Perspective: Saving Macedonia’s water buffaloes from extinction and providing sustainable livelihoods

Only 50 years ago, there were 30,000 Water Buffaloes in the Republic of Macedonia. Today, only a handful remains, and these are only alive thanks mainly to the efforts of the people of Debreshte village.

22 Jul 2013

Youth Perspective: Facing down the impacts of climate change through technology

Looking to the future, I would like to see this sort of youthful energy, vibrancy and creativity harnessed and applied to the Sustainable Development Goals.

22 Jul 2013

Youth Perspective: Teaching companies how to be sustainable in Brazil

The massive deforestation of rain forests in Brazil and beyond has been well documented and rightly condemned, as has the recent slowing down of the rate at which trees are being cut down.

16 Jul 2013

Young farmers turn to social media to adapt to climate change

Julius Cheruiyot has been a farmer since he was 16 years old. Forced to drop out of school because his family was unable to pay the fees, he went to work on his father’s farm in Uasin Gishu county, in Kenya’s Rift Valley region.

12 Jul 2013

Youth Perspective: No bailout for the climate

With cataclysmic changes in the financial sector in recent years and a vast swing in government policy to readdress economic wellbeing, climate policies have taken a back seat.

3 Jul 2013

Youth Perspective: Are companies actually preparing for the future?

By Italo Alves, 21 years old, CEO of React & Change Organization. Brazilian Global Teen Leader

26 Jun 2013

Children are the makers and the markers of sustainable societies

The world is gearing up for the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

19 Jun 2013

TWO-MINUTE TALKING POINT – Education for action on climate change by Laurie Goering

“With our generation failing to act on climate change, there’s little question that our children are the ones who will have to. They need the tools to do it.”

10 Jun 2013

Teaching ‘green’ at all levels of education

Students from preschoolers to teens in Maryland are learning to love the environment in classes on everything from sustainability to plant life cycles, part of a new trend of schools adopting a green curriculum.

5 Jun 2013

With ‘extremely active’ hurricane season predicted, World Vision mobilizes thousands of young first responders

World Vision is responding to forecaster’s predictions of an “extremely active” hurricane season this year, training more than 10,000 volunteers between 14 and 24 years old in Latin America to assist first responders if a natural disaster strikes their communities.

22 May 2013

Children take the lead in building community resilience to disasters

Children from Africa, Asia and Europe led an interactive session today on building community resilience to disasters at the 2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

17 May 2013

Youth Perspective: The Island

Thomson Reuters teamed up with Calder High School in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom to launch a green writing competition aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues among the school’s pupils.

16 May 2013

Youth Perspective: Saving the world!

Thomson Reuters teamed up with Calder High School in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom to launch a green writing competition aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues among the school’s pupils.

15 May 2013

India nurtures youth advocates for climate action

India is stepping up efforts to educate school and university students on climate change and its impacts on people’s lives, with the aim of raising awareness and tempting them into related careers.

13 May 2013

Youth Perspective: Elite college pamphlets just won’t do

The co-founder of a successful startup and author of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of grant awards, Nate will attend Stanford this fall.

3 May 2013

Youth Perspective: Let’s Go Geothermal

By Joy Geerkens, 11th grade student at International School of Zug and Luzern (Switzerland) | 3 May 2013 In a fascinating lecture on growth curves, Jonathan Tomkin from the University […]

2 May 2013

Armenian youth leading change in their communities

Counterpart International brought together young leaders from Armenia’s 41 Youth and Community Action Centers (Y/CAC) and transformed three ordinary hot summer days into a celebration of youth, community and action.

30 Apr 2013

Against the odds, young Egyptians push for climate action

In this fast-growing city of 6.7 million people, roads littered with garbage are a common sight.

26 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Sustainability as it Passes Along Generations

By Ella Linskens, 11th grade student at International School of Zug and Luzern (Switzerland) | 26 April 2013 Upon hearing the world sustainability, reactions have transformed from what used to […]

24 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: The Beast Within

By William Nixon, International School of Zug and Luzern

24 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: The 3 R’s

The Waterside School fifth graders discuss how important reducing, reusing and recycling are and how easy these practices can be in our everyday lives.

23 Apr 2013

Think bling as Mongolian youth rap away their cares

Forget nomads, heavy tents and epic songs chanted after a long day of herding across vast grasslands. These days, Mongolian young people are entranced by rap.

23 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Green jobs for young women: A sustainable path for the future

Kenya, like many other countries, has a polythene bag problem.

23 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Only education can bring a sustainable future

Few people outside of Philippines have heard of Baguio, the city of over 300,000 people on North Luzon Island that I call my home.

23 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Trees

By Sophia Ronan, International School of Zug and Luzern

22 Apr 2013

Afghan girls’ school feared hit by poison gas

By Folad Hamdard | 21 April 2013 As many as 74 schoolgirls in Afghanistan’s far north fell sick after smelling gas and were being examined for possible poisoning, local officials […]

22 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Kerosene lamps affect study performance

About 700 million of people in Africa have no access to electricity, most of people who are living in rural areas use candles and kerosene lamps for lighting.

Delivering climate workshops, classes and exchanges, Mugisha Moses raises awareness on the global and local dimensions of the issue. (myclimate/Hot Stuff Climate Net)

22 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Green entrepreneurship and youth unemployment in Uganda

Youth unemployment is one of the leading challenges the world is facing today.

21 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: it is OUR world

By Saket Mani (Maharashtra, India) | 22 April 2013 There is no dispute today that Planet Earth is reaching a point where it can no longer sustain our intake levels. If […]

21 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Young Kenyan addresses her government

By Merculine Maoncha Rabera (Kenya) | 22 April 2013 Dear Reader, I am writing to express my concern about the imminent threat climate change poses to our country, to our […]

20 Apr 2013

Over 10,000 youths to take part in building homes

Bangkok, 28th February 2013 – Source: Member // Habitat For Humanity International Habitat for Humanity today launched its Habitat Youth BUILD 2013 campaign, the second year the event is held after its successful kick-off […]

19 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Lake Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley

The UNESCO world heritage site of Lake Nakuru is situated approximately 164 kilometers from Nairobi, a two hour’s drive from Nairobi city.

19 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Is it tech-CO2-nology or technology?

Life becomes very easy with technology advancement; people can now do things which were impossible in the past. Computers, Cars, trains, mobile phone are airplanes and other more technologies are very important to our life.

19 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: 10 things you can do to reduce global warming

Burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil and gasoline raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and carbon dioxide is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and global warming.

19 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: How sustainable is our ignorance?

Sustainability. “Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources”.

19 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Climate change affecting Kenya’s coffee output

Climate change has affected Kenyan coffee production through unpredictable rainfall patterns and excessive droughts, making crop management and disease control a nightmare.

19 Apr 2013

Youth Perspective: Bracelets & co.; Kenyan schools fighting waste with climate craft

Waste being a resource that has not been recycled back successfully into the market places or the environment.