Strengthening Youth Voices in the Indian Climate Dialogue

 
 

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.

PosterWe 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

Time: 9:30am

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: supriya@iycn.in or call: +919818316967. 

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