Nearly half of the world’s population is between the ages of 13-33. That’s nearly 4 billion people living on the brink of the greatest technological advances and human progress while also surrounded by intractable public health epidemics, record jobless rates, outdated education systems and historic pressures on the planet’s resources. This, the millennial generation (born between 1980 and 2000) is the largest generation ever. In some countries such as Brazil, Nigeria, Iraq and Kazakhstan, the population of youth is as high as 70%.
The underlying thread connecting the issues in the above stated paradox, is Energy. Unfortunately, most people do not realize that 1 in 5 people today (1.3 billion people), live without access to energy. If nothing is done to address energy poverty, by 2030, nearly 4,000 people per day worldwide will be at risk due to toxic smoke and indoor fires from unsafe cookstoves. This is just one consequence of the energy challenge.
Shell is proud to be a founding partner with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Foundation (UNF) to empower and motivate a generation of young people to learn about global issues and take positive action in their communities and beyond.Take action and download the new mPowering Action app -- iTunes: http://bit.ly/1m7bV9e Google Play:http://bit.ly/1gCfOS5less