What’s New – IYCN
Agents of Change
Embassy of Germany in association with GIZ and IYCN presents Agents of Change. Project Survival Media brings you the glimpse of the first ever workshop India to strengthen the voice of youth on climate change.
-Dimple Ranpara, Project Survival Media
According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ‘climate change is a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which occurs in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time and periods.’
Climate Change builds elevated levels of insecurity about our future and amidst this uncertainty; there is only one thing certain. We shall leave our planet to our children, the future generations – today’s youth. The swift environmental changes demand humanity to not think in terms of years and decades, but across centuries and generations, where choices made today shall have a spillover on climate across the coming years. This recognizes the high need of making the youth aware about the challenges and opportunities that shall come along the science and policy of climate change. Undoubtedly, it is a must and the right of the youth to have a say in their future, not because of the anticipated impacts but it is their ingenuity, ability to define and bring upon answers with outright determination, that can make a significant difference in evading the catastrophes of climate change.
Climate Catalysts 2014
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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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
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.
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.
What’s New – India
The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a youth led voluntary organization working for the cause of improving the environment for present and future generations.
We are one of the few youth organisations in the country working on climate change and related issues. A large part of our mandate is to study climate policy, deconstruct it for the understanding of the youth and undertake advocacy for a sustainable, just and bright future for the youth at both national and international platforms.
In this regard IYCN sends youth led delegations to CoPs ever since its inception in 2008. The programme called “Agents of Change” (AoC) is one of a few wherein youth from the subcontinent get to interact and engage at international platform with the Indian government, civil society, the UN and youths from different parts of the world. It helps youth get a ringside view of the negotiations on climate change that have important implications for their future.
This year the AoC programme includes a climate perception survey of the youth in India and a resultant position paper on climate policy by the youth. IYCN is sending a small delegation of three to the CoP20 in Lima where we will present the results of our findings from the survey as well as our position paper.
In this context we are organizing a round-table in Delhi on 17 November 2014 to discuss these with our seniors from civil society organisations and most importantly with Members of Parliament as well as the government.
Venue: Mapple Hall India, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
This years’ AoC programme is supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with technical support from Deutsche-Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
For more details, you can either write: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +919818316967.
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.