About Us

We are dynamic, dedicative, energetic, enthusiastic and laborious young people (aged 16-29 years) who are solely concerned about the future, coming generations and sustainability of Planet Earth.

Since April 2011, we have been mobilizing Asia Pacific Youth focusing on different Issues on The Himalayas (Mountains, The Water Tower), Inputs on Zero Draft and Status of Nepal in Rio+20. We have also drafted Asia Pacific Youth Position Paper towards Rio+20 and Asia Pacific Youth Declaration on Climate Change and Sustainable Development which are also published in the website of UNCSD. We have been raising our voice for "MOUNTAINS" extending our network from Asia Pacific Region at global level.


Green Economy on Youth Perspective: Session in Planet under Pressure Conference held in London, UK 26-29 March 2012

-By Jeeban Panthi and Kabita Gautam
Remarking the scientific guidance to the world leaders in Rio+20 Conference, the session was run to explore the options and opportunities of green economy in South and Central Asian Region. The session was convened by Mr. Jeeban Panthi and chaired by Mr. Tek Jung Mahat, the Team of Nepal Youth Task Force on Rio+20. There were more than 40 delegates from the world participated actively and four oral presenters who shared their paper, each for regional approach, Central Asia, South Asia and a national case followed by an interaction.

Preparing for Implementation of Green Economy as a Driver by Youth at National Level – A Case from Nepal : Presented by Mr. Jeeban Panthi
Nepal having diverse natural resources and mountain topography, there are lots of resources potential for green economy (such as are hydropower, biomass energy, eco-tourisms) which are almost unique. These resources are not being harvested properly due to lack of methodologies, technology and political instability. Youth capacities and their motivation to work and stay within Nepal has become a great challenge as there is flooding of brain drain towards south for better opportunities. Today’s youth should focus on creating the green jobs with the resources available which prevents them from migrating abroad for employment. Youth require skills to function, but skill is not an alien thing, it has to be developed. Regional and global youth exchange program for skill development seems essential. Research, demonstration and development are the key ways for transiting towards green economy in Nepal. Intensive farming and animal husbandry are some initiatives towards green economy started from the concerned youth in Nepal.

Youth Perspectives on Promoting Green Economy in Asia Pacific Mountains: Options and Opportunities : Presented by Mr. Tek Jung Mahat
A large portion of the world’s population depends directly and indirectly on the use of mountain resources for their livelihoods and well-being. Mountains provide water, energy, food and place to live. Asia is unique among the continents as it is home to world’s highest mountains in the Himalayas and Central Asia. These remain unaffected to a large extent despite the rapid industrialization and significant economic growth achieved worldwide in the last couple of centuries. These mountains are inaccessible, marginal, and fragile which has prevented the mountain communities to benefit from landscape, cultural and biological diversities and the niche specific high value unique products possessed by the mountain regions. The situation in the mountain is worsening with low proportion of land available, extremely high rate of deforestation, and low GDP. These changes threaten and weaken mountain systems; which are the opportunities to build on their own contributions sustaining the regional and global environment and economy. Mountain resources and services are a prerequisite for achieving the goals of a low-carbon economy on a global scale. Though mountainous developing countries already have low-carbon economies, they have a high incidence of poverty. Therefore, the concern is how to sustain the availability of ecosystem services, strengthen resilience, and promote low-carbon based economic growth to reduce poverty.

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