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UNICEF Hungary to hold climate protection youth conference in October

UNICEF Hungary is organising the Climate Heroes conference in Budapest on Oct. 7, with the aim of giving young people access to "authentic information about climate change", the organisation said in a statement on Tuesday. The interactive event involving experts, business representatives, media personalities and opinion leaders will take place at the Eotvos 10 Culture Centre.

The conference will focus on solutions such as new technologies and employing everyday household practices for laying the foundation for a livable and long-term sustainable future, the statement said.

Energy and resource management will take place in the “fire room”, while topics related to water, human well-being and health will held be in the “water room”, it added.

Last summer, UNICEF Hungary asked young Hungarians about their attitudes to climate change, and 90 percent reported feelings of anxiety and a lack of access to authentic information about it, while they also felt left out of the discourse concerning their future, the statement said.

At the same time, three-quarters expressed willingness to take action, even at the cost of making personal sacrifices in order to address climate change, it added.

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