Singapore Youth Fellowship on Climate Change
Nations are working toward a new global climate change agreement later this year in Paris for post Kyoto Protocol. These negotiations offer governments a critical opportunity to craft a broad, balanced and durable agreement strengthening the international climate effort. The talks are taking place under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a treaty adopted in 1992 that includes virtually every nation on earth. They will conclude at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in December in Paris.
And since 2008, ECO Singapore have been sending youth delegations to the Climate Change negotiations to ensure youth representation, especially that of Southeast Asia is aptly present. We provide guidance and mentoring of young Singaporeans towards these talks before, during and after. One of the important role these youth team does is to keep abreast of the climate change works in Singapore, the region and the world, and connect them with both the Singapore and regional audience.
We do so through active online blogging (such as this site) and conduct active sharing sessions so that other may benefit from what we do and be inspired to be more actively involved, both at the policy level and grassroots level.
In view of the coming COP21 in Paris, we will build on the annual effort of sending a youth delegation. But instead of an annual pilgrimage to COP only, we want to create a platform, housed under our organisation where young people can come together and take action on influencing the climate negotiations. Essentially, we are piloting a 12 months Singapore Youth Fellowship on Climate Change.
Therefore, we are calling out for passionate young people (18 – 35) who are interested to learn more about the climate negotiations and from this group, we will have a youth team from Singapore to the climate change negotiations (with the support of the rest of the fellows). You don’t have to be knowledgable, but you must have a heart for the environment and be willing to learn. In the coming 12 months, we will look at how to build up your capacity on climate change with meetings and discussions with various practitioners.
If you are keen to be part of this initiative, as part of ECO Singapore’s Phase 2 development, to be part of this pilot Singapore Youth Fellowship on Climate Change, please do fill up the form online at http://bit.ly/unfcccsg
REVISED CLOSING DATE: 5 SEPTEMBER 2015
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Some blast from the past (Click on picture to zoom):