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Voices United: Language Policy and Climate Change Discussed at World Teen Parliament

The World Teen Parliament is not merely an event, it's a global platform where influential figures share insights that shape the minds of future leaders.

The 11th WTP session was one impactful session, Ms. Alison Barrett MBE, Director of India at the British Council, and Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace took the stage to discuss the vital topic of language policy, ecosystem, climate change and many more important lessons that the teens took up with them.

Let's delve into the key takeaways from her enlightening discourse.

Ms. Barrett commenced her address by acknowledging the richness that language diversity brings to our global community. She emphasized that embracing linguistic differences fosters a sense of inclusivity, breaking down barriers that may hinder effective communication.

The distinguished speaker then shed light on the role of language policy in driving social change and emphasized that language is not just a means of communication, it is a powerful tool that can either reinforce existing societal structures or act as a catalyst for positive transformation.

One of the key highlights of Ms. Barrett's discourse was the importance of fostering multilingual competence among the youth. She argued that empowering teenagers with the ability to communicate in multiple languages not only enhances their cognitive abilities but also equips them to navigate a globally connected world.

The speaker passionately advocated for linguistic empowerment as a means to amplify the voices of the youth. Ms. Barrett urged teens to take pride in their linguistic heritage while embracing the opportunity to learn and connect with others from different linguistic backgrounds.

In the same momentous session at the World Teen Parliament, the renowned Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, passionately addressed the pressing issues of climate change and our connection with nature.

Dr. Goodall started by urging teenagers to recognize the intricate web of life that binds us all together. Drawing parallels between the interconnectedness of species in a forest ecosystem and the global community, she emphasized the need for a collective effort to preserve and protect our planet.

The distinguished primatologist delved into the harsh realities of climate change, describing it as one of the most critical challenges humanity faces today. Dr. Goodall emphasized that the consequences of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only the environment but also the well-being of communities around the world.

Dr. Jane Goodall's message to the teens was clear – they are not just the leaders of tomorrow but active participants in shaping today. She underscored the importance of youth engagement in climate action, encouraging them to become advocates for sustainable practices, environmental conservation, and climate resilience.

In a call to action, Dr. Goodall emphasized the power of individual choices in effecting positive change. She encouraged teens to adopt eco-friendly lifestyles, make informed consumer decisions, and champion sustainable practices within their communities.

As Dr. Jane Goodall concluded her address at the World Teen Parliament, the resounding message echoed- the future of our planet rests in the hands of the youth. By understanding the gravity of climate change, reconnecting with nature, and taking collective action, teenagers can become stewards of a sustainable and harmonious world and the message from Ms. Alison Barrett MBE was clear that language policy is not just a set of rules but a dynamic force that shapes our interactions, relationships, and the very fabric of society. Through linguistic inclusivity, the youth can forge a future where every voice is heard, understood, and celebrated.

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