Climate Action, Climate Talks, COP22 - Marrakech, Education, Youth Empowerment

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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CliMates, Education

WISE 2014: The World’s Most Significant Education Summit

This article is written by Neeshad V S.

Last week I attended the WISE Summit 2014 in Doha, Qatar. This event has been on my radar for a few years as it causes a significant splash in social and mainstream media annually. When I received an invitation to attend, I jumped at the opportunity. I’m glad I did. This gulf state of Qatar is providing something more substantial for Education, So much so that it is becoming one of the most significant players in the field of education innovation, supporting a raft of projects from grassroots basic literacy through to high-end university research. As well as trying to fast-forward its own education system, it is supporting projects in some of the toughest environments.

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Climate Action, Education

Climate Change: Think Globally and Act Locally

This article is written by Deepak Raj Joshi.

On February 22nd, a one-day climate academy was organized by Plant for the Planet, at Janata high school, Phapharbari, Makawanpur (Nepal).  Phapharbari is a remote part of this district about 45 kilometers from the main city, it is mostly inhabited by the marginalized Tamang community. 75 students and teachers from eight schools participated in the program. Pariwartan Nepal, a local NGO, was the local supporter of the academy.

The main objective of the program was to teach students about climate science and motivate them to live a green life. Students learned many new things from the academy, it was the very first program of this kind in this remote area. Sumitra Rai, a 13 year-old student shares: “I have never watched such a presentation in my life. It was even my first experience with a laptop. It is really great to learn so many things about climate change and how it is impacting our life”. Similarly, another student Santosh B.K, 14, adds: “I’m now sure that I’ll  do something in my school. I’m very excited to talk about climate change to my community and at school; I hope everyone will support me in the coming days as well”.Climate academy 7

School teacher Rina Lama explains that the day was not only designed for students: “This academy also trains us, the teachers. We learned many things about how to motivate students to act about environmental issues, or how developed countries bear the responsibility Lire la suite « Climate Change: Think Globally and Act Locally »