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Youth Portal
 

Welcome to the CC:iNet Youth Portal! The Portal offers a broad range of information on climate change initiatives, projects, campaigns, educational tools, websites and publications, produced by and for young people. Furthermore it highlights activities undertaken by members of the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change and provides space for the UNFCCC observer constituency of youth organizations (YOUNGO) to showcase their work. Please share information on your activities by uploading it directly to the CC:iNet database.

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Youth events @ Bonn Climate Change Conference June 2014
 
At the Bonn Climate Change Conference June 2014 youth delegates continued to engage in the intergovernmental negotiation progress through various activities. This page provides a central hub for information on activities for, with and by youth during the Bonn Climate Change Conference June 2014 from 4 to 15 June 2014, that happened both inside and outside the conference venue.

Youth statement at the Bonn Climate Change Conference June 2014

YOUNGO statement at the Bonn Climate Change Conference
" We are a group of young people from many different NGOs from around the world, joined together as YOUNGO. Represented here in Bonn we have German, French, British, Norwegian, Brazilian, Japanese, American, Singaporean, Czech, Cypriot and Belgian youth. We are here because we are all deeply concerned about climate change and believe an ambitious youth voice pushing for solutions in these UNFCCC negotiations is necessary. We are taking action for our future with a growing impact on negotiators and fellow NGO representatives. We also work in our local communities through raising awareness and gathering support for combating climate change. Our goal is one that every delegate at these negotiations should share: a just, sustainable, de-carbonized, climate-friendly and equitable future. "


UNFCCC Fellowship for young SIDS professionals
image In celebration of the International Year of SIDS 2014, the UNFCCC secretariat launched on World Environment Day on 5 June a call for applications for a five month fellowship to support the secretariat's work on youth/gender and climate change. Read about eligibility criteria and the application procedure here.

Launch of the Arabic and Russian versions of “Youth in Action on Climate Change: Inspirations from around the World
Youth In Action

With the opening of the conference on 4 June, the latest flagship publication of the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change was launched in Arabic and Russian, which will make the publication available in all official UN languages.

The objective of the publication is to highlight concrete work young people do to incite their governments to scale up climate action and raise ambition towards a post-2020 climate change regime. It is designed as a tool and a source of inspiration for developing and carrying out projects, initiatives and campaigns to increase awareness of the causes and impacts of climate change, promote sustainable lifestyles and advance green low-carbon development.

Download the publication in pdf-icon Arabic (7393 kB) , pdf-icon Chinese (13939 kB) , pdf-icon English (14495 kB) , pdf-icon French (12899 kB) , pdf-icon Russian (11132 kB) or pdf-icon Spanish (12898 kB) or pick up a copy at the UNFCCC Climate Change Publications Counter, if you are attending the conference.


YOUNGO Daily Meeting
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Date: 4 to 15 June 2014, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Venue: pdf-icon Room Solar, Ministry of the Environment

YOUNGO meets each day for its Spokescouncil where all constituents, organizations and working groups get together to arrange their schedule for the day and week and organize actions and policy areas to work on.


YOUNGO presents at the 2nd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention
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Date: 8 June 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Room Reger, Hotel Maritim

Presenter: Ms Delphine Blumereau (YOUNGO)
Presentation title: "COP in MyCity"

Watch the video "COP in MyCIty"


Youth launches activities in the run-up to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit 2014
youth press conference

Date: 5 June 2014, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Venue: Press Conference Room, Hotel Maritim

View the on-demand webcast of the press conference


UNFCCC Executive Secretary’s briefing with YOUNGO
Christiana and Youth Participants

Date: 10 June 2014, 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Venue: Room Rail, Ministry of Transport

The UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, briefed YOUNGO on the negotiation process and entered into an open dialogue with youth representatives.


SBSTA Chair’s briefing with YOUNGO
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Date: 11 June 2014, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Room Arndt, Maritim Hotel

pdf-icon Youth briefing (150 kB) with Mr. Emmanuel Dumisani Dlamini, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice.


Side event by United Nations of Youth Network (UNOY)
REDD Forest Day

Date: 8 June 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Room Rail, Ministry of Transport

Youth mark the International Day of Forests 2014 and their contribution to REDD+

In marking the 2014 International Day of Forests, UNOY members in various states of Nigeria contributed to REDD+. Young people planted over 200 trees in Lagos, organized educational fora in schools to promote conservation, sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

Contact: United Nations of Youth Network, Mr. Prince Goodluck Obi Email: gadylp@yahoo.co.in


Exhibit by Global Alert for Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged (GADYLP)
General Exhibit

Date: 4 to 10 June 2014
Venue: Exhibition Area, ground floor, Hotel Maritim

GADYLP will present various publications relating to their interventions on youth including human rights, humanitarianism, Convention on the Rights of the Child, justice and equity as it affects the youth. Their best practices and lessons learnt in the various UNFCCC conferences will be showcased.

Contact: Mr. Odimegwu.G. Obi,
Email: kennedyezedinbu@yahoo.com


Exhibit by United Nations of Youth Network
UNOY

Date: 10 to 15 June 2014
Venue: Exhibition Area, ground floor, Hotel Maritim

Children and youth are neglected in developing countries more than adults in climate change issues. UNOY will showcase various publications on the Rights of the Child and the Youth and their work on human rights, volunteerism, youth and climate change clubs, green and tree clubs.

Contact: United Nations of Youth Network, Mr. Prince Goodluck Obi
Email: gadylp@yahoo.co.in


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YOUNGO: UNFCCC constituency of youth non-governmental organizations
 

ImageChildren and young people have been participating in the UNFCCC intergovernmental process since COP 5 in Bonn. Starting in COP 11/CMP 1, youth have also organized preparatory meetings called "Conferences of Youth," which help build their capacity to participate in the UNFCCC negotiation process.

Since 2009 youth non-governmental organizations have been enjoying constituency status. This provides YOUNGO with the opportunity to address the plenary, High Level Segment of a COP/CMP, make submissions (individual youth organizations also), attend workshops, meet with officials of the Convention such as SB/AWG Chairs and COP President. They also organize Young and Future Generation's Day during the COP/CMP featuring a series of side events, exhibits, interviews, media stunts and other activities.

For more information about YOUNGO and its current activities, please visit http://www.youthclimate.org or e-mail the YOUNGO focal points at: 

Ms. Sabrina Marquant
E-mail: sabrina.marquant@climates.fr

Ms. Danaé Espinoza
E-mail: gandahar.vandeshanti@gmail.com



United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change
 

Youth LogoSince September 2008, the UNFCCC secretariat has been working together with United Nations agencies and youth non-governmental organizations to empower children and young people to take action on climate change through the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change.

The work of the Initiative is closely linked to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC and in particular the implementation of amended New Delhi work programme on Article 6. It also draws guidance from the following policy instruments:

Its main areas of work are:

  • Coordination of activities and sharing of information among participating entities
  • Empowering children and young people to take action on climate change

For more information please e-mail us at youth@unfccc.int

Highlights

pdf-icon Youth briefing (150 kB) with Mr. Emmanuel Dumisani Dlamini, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on 11 June

Youthpdf-icon Press release (109 kB) on Youth Climate Action for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit 2014 on 6 June

The United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change launches its latest flagship publication 'Youth in Action on Climate Change: Inspirations from around the World' in Arabic and Russian on 5 June

 
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