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Pia Jensen

Sep 14, 2017


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Hello Youth4Climate,

I like this proposal, the future is for the youth, not us elders and it's important to help students connect with climate issues and to make data and resources available. What I don't see in the proposal are the concrete/boots on the ground actions that youth will be empowered to take. I see in points 4-6 of What actions do you propose? that there is room for describing actions that will have impacts on climate conditions. I Look forward to your proposal making it tot he semi-finals and seeing more information on what the youth can actually do.

Thank you!



Danae Espinoza

Nov 6, 2017


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Hello dear Climate CoLab team, 

First of all, we are so happy to have been selected as semi-finalist this year. We checked the feedback of the Judges and here we are our summary of changes in the document:

1) We edited "What actions do you propose?" in order to emphasize the importance of capacity building in young people, as well as promote intergenerational dialogue to generate more impact with the project, especially because their voice must be heard in all decision making process. We considered that to be a very important part that we did not mention. Likewise we detail in 6 points how the platform would be working and what is the purpose of it. This is crucial because it would have more benefits to youth and it would have more efffective actions to implement this in order to open economic, social, political and environmental spaces,

Crowd-sourcing tools help to support improvements to the city that could be more practical, attractive and friendly with the youth and how this help to reduce the Greenhouse gases in the mid and long term. 

3) We edited other key benefits enunciating the importance of the incidence in the decision making and participation of young people as citizens in the legal framework of the Right to the City taking into account the New Urban Agenda. 

We added a series of infographics that we created to explain how the project would be working and what the process we are proposing would be like. 

To answer the question of the judges regarding to "why Mexico City is the place to test this and how this method could be transferred to additional locations because Mexico is not the only place causing or being affected by climate change".  

A: When a project or initiative takes place in Mexico City (the capital), these usually have a strong replicating effect in other states this because everything is concentrated in Mexico City, so this could b ean excellent aspect in order to be replicated nationally. An example of this may be the project called Ecobici that consists in public bike transportation, which started in the capital and began to replicate in other states of the country such as Jalisco (Guadalajara City) and Nuevo León (Monterrey City). we consider that our project can be very replicable for other cities in the country; in fact we have thought it so.

Looking forward to hearing from you. 

Youth4Climate Team.