2nd Nepalese Youth Climate Summit
Posted by NYCA Blogger on April 8, 2010
Nepal is regarded as a climate hotspot despite the fact that its share of CO2 emission is negligible in the global context. Impacts include melting Himalayas, changing monsoon patterns, food insecurity, health issues and migration.
Today our fight to stem global warming has a new front: youths. Youth in every corner of the world – mountaineers up the Alps, scuba divers, cycling teams, school students have been voicing their concern, both at national and international efforts, to reduce emissions and pressure the developed nations to sign a planet-saving global deal. Our voices – the voices of young people – should be heard and taken into account in decisions like these which affect our lives today and will shape our world tomorrow.
Join us in the 2nd Nepalese Youth Climate Summit to discuss what we can say, how we can act and what together we can do to help our leaders lead and stop our climate from changing. Let’s work to hand in the next generation a situation that is under their control, a planet that is greener.
THIS YEAR, ITS MORE THAN JUST TALK, ITS ABOUT TAKING ACTION: NYCS’10 GREEN IDEA CUP
We will facilitate you while you develop projects at regional level to combat climate change. Besides providing the seed money you will need to translate your ideas into concrete community-based actions, suggestions and professional advice you will receive. You will get an opportunity to turn your dream project into reality. So technically speaking, the summit doesn’t really end in 3 days. It will be a continuous learning and doing experience.
AFTER THE SUMMIT, WE HOPE TO CREATE:
• A strong diverse nationwide youth involvement in climate change.
• Project designs to fight the climate change that will be implemented in different regions of Nepal
• Establish a regional youth network in every region.
• Empower Nepalese youth on the climate change negotiations and policies.
• A Nepalese youth declaration on climate change that will reflect the aspirations of Nepal
AT THE VENUE, YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO:
• Enjoy the quickly growing but still small village that is SAURAHA, CHITWAN. The village of Sauraha is separated from the Chitwan national park by the Rapti River, which is safe to swim in. And the sunrise from Sauraha is worth marveling at 🙂
• Rediscover nature! During the evenings, you can watch the sun set, go for a ride on an elephant, bird watch on the oddly-named 20,000 lake, stay in the jungle spotting wild animals from the lookout tower, watch Tharu cultural shows, swim in the river and watch the elephants being bathed, go for a canoe trip on the river: There’s just so much to do!
We are no longer accepting applications! Thanks to all who applied. List of successful applicants will be posted by 11th of April, 2010. Watch out for more updates!
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NYCAnepal
FACEBOOK: Nepalese Youth for Climate Action
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Nepalese Youth Climate Summit Team’10