The government is an important body for making national (higher) education more sustainable. Studenten voor Morgen approaches national politics by entering into partnerships with other parties such as: Groene Generatie, Jongeren Milieu Actief and the Youth Representatives Sustainable Development to the UN. This resulted in two companies: The Jonge Klimaatbeweging and the Convention for Sustainability in Education.
The Jonge Klimaatbeweging (JKB) is an initiative of Studenten voor Morgen, Jongeren Milieu Actief and the United Nations Youth Representatives for Sustainable Development. The main goal of the JKB is to get youth organizations on the same page about sustainability topics and thus to address politicians together. The JKB was officially established on October 31, 2016 and now represents more than 50 youth organisations.
The Jonge Klimaatbeweging has its origins in a group of 23 youth organizations that presented their first joint manifesto on climate under the same name in the run-up to the Climate Summit in Paris. The Climate Summit was held in Paris in December 2015. As a result, Studenten voor Morgen together with the Youth Representatives for Sustainable Development to the UN, organized the Young Climate Summit in November. This was a great success: a whole day with workshops and lectures by and for young people about the climate. There were also input sessions for the young people present to give their opinion on topics to be discussed in Paris. After the Climate Summit it became clear that there was a need for an umbrella youth organization focused on sustainability. In order to realize this organization, Studenten voor Morgen, Jongeren Milieu Actief and the United Nations Youth Representatives for Sustainable Development have established the APR and the movement has been a fact since October 31, 2016.
Manifesto of Tomorrow
Jongeren Milieu Actief has drawn up a manifesto based on input from the Youth representatives and Studenten voor Morgen. The Manifesto of Tomorrow was signed by more than 20 youth organizations and presented to various MPs during the Climate Parade in Amsterdam. The YRs also presented the manifesto to Prime Minister Rutte during the COP21 climate summit in Paris. More information about the Manifesto can be found on the JKB website.
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