ACE AT COP22: Action for Climate Empowerment

ace-logoThis article is written by Alice Guérin.

YOUNGO‘s (the Youth constituency to the UNFCCC) ACE  working group went through a great time of effective work at COP22. Let me tell you more about it !

In YOUNGO, we work within several working groups, each of them focusing on a specific topic. This week, I joined the ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) working group. We were about 20 youth from various countries, backgrounds and organizations meeting everyday at 9am after the unconditional YOUNGO meeting.

ACE refers to Article 6 of the Convention and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement . It states that Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information.

To advocate on these issues, we organized and achieved several things.

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What role for climate migration in the UNFCCC negotiations?

This article is written by Lisa Murken and is part of the Youth on the Move project.

15064983_10210754503079920_1374850720_oAn important topic receiving more and more attention is the issue of climate-induced displacement, more commonly referred to as climate migration. Many organisations work on this topic, including CliMates!
At the last official day of COP22, we will present our project “Youth on the Move”, and hope for a fruitful discussion with many participants. But we are not the only ones lancing the conversation on this issue. A number of side-events at COP22 have already dealt withclimate migration, hosted amongst others by the IOM and UNICEF.
What about the role thatclimate migration plays in the official UN negotiations on climate change? Where is it discussed and has there already been any progress?

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COP22- The COP of InAction?

This article is written by Lisa Murken

The Moroccan Presidency ambitiously labelled this year’s climate conference the “COP of action”. All throughout Marrakech big red signs remind the visitor of this theme, they say: “Act”, also in Arabic and French. But so far, this conference feels more like a cosy get-together of a relieved climate community that still celebrates last year’s success of the historic Paris Agreement. Maybe it is the very agreeable Moroccan sun and the inviting and interesting city of Marrakech, that makes negotiators and observers alike rather light-hearted and draws attention away from the task ahead.

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Welcome to Green Zone Alley

This article is part of the Climate Nerd Chronicles

You tapped the registration form three times with the help of your computer. Three times, or maybe more if you were not soon enough familiar with the COP22 rules. And you waited. One letter of confirmation after, you got accredited, accredited to the Green Zone¹! Congratulations, the world of COP22 is just few step away from you now.

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“Trumpetus”, the rise of the forgotten curse

This article is part of the Climate Nerd Chronicles

Imagine you were working so hard for something so important. Imagine after years of involvement, international work, scientists research and negotiators involvement, we were slowly reaching the final line. Everything seemed to evolve slowly but everything was, at least, evolving. We did believe in the future because it was the only thing we could do. We were acting, tirelessly, hoping that each small step will be a huge step forward for magical COP-eration. However, we may not have expected one small, tiny and forgotten curse, which may have a huge effect: “Trumpetus”.

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On board the COP-warts Express

This article is part of the Climate Nerd Chronicles

Being a climate activist isn’t easy everyday. It feels like being part of a community that can do magic but needs to stay hidden from the regular world. But besides casting disguising spells around their home to make them look normal instead of ecological, they embark every year the COP-warts Express, back to learning a bit more of magic altogether.

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The five feelings/steps you go through when you attend an Innov’City conference

This article is part of our anniversary special for CliMates’ 5th birthday!

This article is written by Anais Duhamel & Salomé Hurel

logo-sans-fond-1A year ago a new team was born in CliMates, a team that wants to promote innovation at a local scale and show that each one of us can participate in making our world a better place.
Each Innov’City is unique, targeting one specific community, but the process that makes you want to adopt a more sustainable way of life is the same for all of us. Participating in an Innov’City means getting to know new local projects and initiatives as well as sharing perspectives and ideas with the other participants. Here is a list of 5 different feelings that an Innov’City conference inspires in its audience.

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