Indian Youth Climate Network

SB 59 Bonn Conference

Indian Youth Climate Network Delegates at the BONN Conference 2023

In the bustling city of Bonn, Germany, from 5th – 15th June, 2023, the global community converged for the BONN Conference, a pivotal gathering aimed at charting the course for collective action on climate change. Among the diverse array of delegates from around the world, representing governments, NGOs, and civil society, were two prominent voices from the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN): Akhilesh Anil Kumar and Rajani Wagh. Their presence at the conference underscored the vital role of youth in driving meaningful change in climate policy and action.

Akhilesh Anil Kumar and Rajani Wagh, (serving as Joint Secretary) of the organization, brought with them a wealth of passion, expertise, and innovative ideas to the discussions spanning over ten days. Their unwavering commitment to advocating for sustainable solutions and amplifying the voices of the youth was palpable throughout the conference.

Moreover, the impact of the conference transcended geographical boundaries, as two virtual delegates from IYCN, Ankit Singh (National Coordinator), and Aaditya Khedkar, actively participated in shaping the discourse through digital platforms. Their virtual presence not only demonstrated the power of technology in fostering global collaboration but also highlighted the inclusive nature of the discussions, ensuring that voices from all corners of the world were heard and valued.

Together, these four delegates from IYCN embarked on a journey of collaboration, learning, and advocacy, contributing to the rich tapestry of ideas and solutions aimed at addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change. Their experiences at the BONN Conference 2023 serve as a testament to the transformative potential of youth engagement in shaping a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come. This report encapsulates their insights, reflections, and the collective impact of their participation in this landmark event.