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Sagar Aryal photographed at Asia Pacific Graduate's Youth Forum in Green Economy
|Native name||सागर अर्याल|
Dhading, NepalSeptember 10, 1995
|Alma mater||Chelsea International Academy, St. John's College (Annapolis/Santa Fe)|
|Organization||Sano Sansar Initiative, Plant-for-the-Planet, United Nations Environment Programme - TUNZA|
|Home town||Dhading, Nepal|
Sagar Aryal (Nepali: सागर अर्याल; born September 10, 1995) is a Nepalese environmentalist, who is the current Chairman of Plant-for-the-Planet. He was also the president of Plant-for-the-Planet Global Board for 2012/13. Aryal founded Sano Sansar Initiative in 2006 and also was elected as youth advisor of the United Nations Environment Programme - TUNZA in January 2012. He has been known to contribute to Environment, Education for Sustainable Development, Global Warming and Green Economy since his Elementary and Secondary School. Aryal has been vocal about lack of initiative to keep the global warming to the two degree celsius promised in COP21 and currently oversees the development of Trillion Tree Campaign – a time-buffer solution to help meet the Paris ambition gap.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Sagar Aryal, founded Sano Sansar Initiative a platform for children and youth, in 2006 when he was 10 years old. With a motto of Education for All, his activism started by supporting children in rural part of Nepal with stationery materials through stationery support program and setting up libraries in the rural community schools of Nepal.
Aryal was the organizer of Little Doctors Program in 2009, a training for school children to discuss and know about the Primary Health issues their Prevention and Cure, where president of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav invited him and the children at his office for inauguration of the program.
Aryal has been involved in dozens of initiatives, organizations and networks to support in achieving Millennium Development Goals especially enhancing education, aware people about climate change, environment conservation and eradication of poverty through youth entrepreneurship. Similarly Aryal was one of the five founding members of Nepali Youth Task Force on RIO+20, to represent voice of mountains in RIO+20 and beyond.
Climate Strike Movement[edit | edit source]
In May 2015, Aryal invited students at the Plant-for-the-Planet Youth Summit to go on a Climate Strike on the first day of COP 21 – The UN Conference in Paris on Climate Change. Climate Strike movement called students for a call to action "Are you still going to school–doing your homework–while they are burning our future?" Demanding a transition to 100% clean energy, to keep fossil fuel in the ground, and help climate refugees. Climate Strike on November 30, 2015, gathered over 50,000 students, in over 100 countries, who skipped school to organize and participate a climate action.
On 20 August 2018, Greta Thunberg decided to go on school strike at the Swedish parliament to get politicians to act. She inspired the Fridays for Future movement and over a million students have already skipped school on Fridays demanding actions on climate crisis.
Involvement and Positions Held[edit | edit source]
- Climate Strike, Co-founder and Coordinator 
- Green the Gene, Organization Director 
- Plant-for-the-Planet, President, July 2012 to July 2013; Secretary General, Nov 2016 - Current;
- Sano Sansar Initiative, Founding President since February 2006 
- United Nations Environment Programme - TUNZA, National Youth Advisor since January 2012 to February 2014 
- United Nations Global Compact, Local Network Nepal Steering Committee Member from March 2011 to March 2012
Education[edit | edit source]
- Chelsea International Academy, June 2011 to June 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal 
- St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
Representations[edit | edit source]
- Young Agenda Conference, June 2010, Stavanger, Norway
- TUNZA International Children and Youth Conference, September 2011, Bandung, Indonesia
- 7th South Asia Youth Environment Network Regional Meet, January 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- TUNZA Asia Pacific Children and Youth Conference on Environment, February 2012, Ahmedabad, India
- Asia Pacific Graduates Youth Forum on Green Economy, September 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal
References[edit | edit source]
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- "Sagar Aryal | Sano Sansar Initiative". Sanosansar.org. 2012-09-23. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- Tutton, Mark (April 17, 2019). "The most effective way to tackle climate change? Plant 1 trillion trees". CNN. Retrieved Jul 30, 2019.
- "The Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant a Trillion Trees". Time. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
- "Being consciously responsible about climate and environment". Myrepublica.com. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- "Small wonders Dressed to heal; Article | Oped". ekantipur.com. 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- "Call 2015 – Climate Strike". Retrieved 2019-03-19.
- "Climate Strike 2017".
- CNN, Mark Tutton. "Greta Thunberg inspires global climate protests". CNN. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
- "Our Team | Green the Gene".
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- Shortlisted Candidates: Asia Pacific Graduates' Youth Forum on Green Economy: 25-29 Sep 2012
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