The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) believes that girls and young women must be at the centre of all policy and programme developments that aim to ensure environmental sustainability. In many countries around the world girls and young women are more immediately affected by climate change in their day-to-day activities and as a result they have the motivation to become powerful agents of change. The present and the future of humankind are in the hands of our young and future generations and in particular in the hands of girls and young women. As the voice of girls and young women, WAGGGS has identified the UN Millennium Development Goal 7 to ensure environmental sustainability as a priority issue on which to take a stand and speak out.
- Publication date: 25th November 2014
- Author(s): World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts
- Length: 5 pages
- Resource type: Advocacy
- Resource topic: Global Development Goals