UNDP Introduces Youth Version of 2007-2008 Human Development Report

Two degrees of separation between hope and despair. A young people's summary of the United Nations Human Development Report 2007/2008 11 August 2008: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Human

Development Report Office introduced the youth version of the 2007-2008 Human

Development Report on 11 August 2008. The youth version, entitled “Two degrees

of separation between hope and despair,” was prepared by young people between

the ages of 16 and 25, and offers an explanation of the climate change problem,

followed by mitigation and adaptation policies, and a call to action by young


The title refers to the Human Development Report's warning

that temperatures must not rise more than two degrees Centigrade above

pre-industrial levels. Cecilia Ugaz, Deputy Director of the UNDP Human

Development Report Office, said the youth version emphasizes individual

solutions to global problems, and will be officially launched on 12 August,

International Youth Day, at the World Youth Congress in Quebec City. [UN

News Centre, 11 August 2008] [UN Press

Conference, 11 August 2008] [The