National Youth Conference on Climate Change


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2014-04-27 - 2014-04-27

Kathmandu, Nepal

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National Youth Conference on Climate Change is a common platform for youth and children of age group from 14 to 29 years representing educational institutions, organizations or groups working or interested to work on climate change and  environmental issues.
 
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of youth participation against climate change, calling them “agents of change”. Children and young people are concerned with the increasing threat posed by rising global carbon emissions and the changing climate. Many are already experiencing the impacts of the changing global environment in their communities.
 
Not only do young people have a right and a need to tackle climate change, they also have much to contribute. As they live and play in their communities they often gain unique insights into the local environment, its strengths, weaknesses, and the ways in which it is changing. In addition, young people are often creative and open-minded in their problem solving: they have energy, commitment and initiative to take action to reduce the impact of climate change and to prepare to face emergencies.
 
To address this, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action together with Clean Energy Nepal, Plan Nepal, Unicef, World Vision and Save the Children  has come up with idea of National Youth Conference on Climate Change  with involvement of youth and  children.
 
The conference will be organizing  parallel with  8th Conference on Community Based Adpatation to Climate Change to be held from 27th to 29th April 2014, Kathmandu.
 
 8th Conference on Community- Based Adaptation to Climate Change was organized by Government of Nepal together with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN), Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies (BCAS) and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 
 
Eligibility for Participation:
 
  1. Nepalese Youths and Childrens age between 14 to 29.
  2. Fees for Participation: No 
Participants from rural areas of Nepal are encouraged to apply. 
 
Who can be the part of this conference?
  1. Around 100 Youth  and children of age group 14 to 29 representing educational institutions, organizations or groups working or interested to work on environment, climate change and sustainable development issues
  2. Young researcher, teachers, social activist and media personnel
  3. Those individual who can produce changes not just in their own behavior but in their working environment (with leadership potential)are encouraged to apply.
  4. Must have the commitment to share their or their community story with other participants and partners
  5. Participation of enthusiastic  young people are more encouraged to apply
Application deadline: 10th of April 2014
 
Online Application is mandatory to participate the event and will be used to judge the suitability of the candidates.  Fill the form following this link. 
 
 
For further information:
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action
Clean Energy Nepal
P. O. Box. No: 24581140 Bulbule Marga, Thapagaun, Kathmandu, Nepal
 or may contact 
Mr. Rajan Thapa 9841661146,  
Ms. Naameta Nepal 9849929640 and Mr. Lalmani Wagle 9841851824