What’s New – IYCN

Formalin in Our Food

By Supriya Singh

My maiden trip to Bangladesh in late October 2013 will be memorable for primarily three reasons. The simple yet breathtaking beauty of the country’s landscape, the unbelievably warm welcome and amazing friendships that formed and lastly for the shocking realization that Bangladesh and indeed entire south Asia is slowly poisoning its food and future.

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Climate Perception Survey of Youth in India

By 2020, India is set to become the youngest country in the world with 64 percent of its population in the working age group, and average age of 29 years. This will make youth one of the biggest constituencies in India.It will be youth who will be mostly impacted by the policies and politics too. This survey is aimed at understanding the perception of youth as a constituency on the issue of climate change. Climate change and its emergent repercussions will have consequences for most areas of life and work of the present and future generations. India with its population of 1.2 billion will also be adversely affected and different vulnerabilities exacerbated.

If you are in the age group of 18-35, we would like to know your ideas about climate change in the context of international processes and environmental degradation. All information you will provide will be completely anonymous and confidential. We would share the results of the survey with you, if you like, so you can also know what your counterparts from across the country perceive about the same issues.

The survey will take fifteen minutes to complete.

 Climate Catalysts 2014

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IYCN Workshops: Call for Volunteers

We are looking for individuals to volunteer/campaigners for two-days workshops on Climate Change. Covering 8 cities through 9 such workshops, the participants will learn about the basic climate change science, its impacts, causes and adaptation-mitigation strategy along with a glimpse of how climate change policies are being developed and negotiated on the international as well as national level. The idea of these interactive workshops is to impart knowledge and raise awareness about Climate Change issue among the youth of India. The task of the volunteers will be to help organise and manage these workshops and ensure its smooth execution. There will be no participation fee for the volunteers and a certificate will be issued to each volunteer to acknowledge their assistance.

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Call for Internship – Agents of Change Ground Team

I am concerned about climate change

I want to learn more about the environment and climate change

I wish to do something for the environment

I have an idea to solve climate change

I want to have a career in environment

I want to bring awareness amongst my friends and neighbours

I want to understand how I can contribute to the cause

I want to build a network of committed individuals in my community

I want to understand climate policy and politics

I want to take up a social cause.

Do you find yourself having these thoughts? Then you have come to the right place.

We are looking for five highly motivated and committed individuals to intern with Indian Youth Climate Network on our Agents of Change Project to bolster youth engagement on Climate Change and sustainability related issues.

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The climate change crisis is getting graver with every passing day. Against the safe limit of 350 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, it has already crossed 400 ppm. India is the one of the 12 global biodiversity hotspots as well as the Secretariat of Convention of Biodiversity (CBD) till 2014. Still we find that the actions currently being taken by the Indian government are inadequate to mitigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.

As a young country, through demographic dividend, a large part of this responsibility falls on the shoulders of the youth. Keeping this in mind and given our mandate as a youth organization we are planning to host Badlaav, a three-day youth summit on Climate Change and Biodiversity in Delhi in September 2013.

More such regional youth summits are also encouraged.


What’s New – India


Climate change is manifesting itself through modified rainfall patterns, extreme events and temperature fluctuations. What effect will these have on water, sanitation and health in India?

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What’s New – Global


Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama for reelection, written days after Sandy caused widespread devastation to the five boroughs, rested specifically on the issue of climate change.

And in his last year as mayor of Gotham, you can expect a lot more talk on the subject from hizzoner, whose post-City Hall career could very well involve climate change activism.

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