Youth Demand Declaration Submission

NYCA submitted the Youth Demand declaration prepared by the 60 youths during ” 5th National Youth Conference on Climate Change” to Minister Jay Dev Joshi, Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) on 12th April 2017 . 

Mr. Joshi congratulated and thanked the youth led network, NYCA for organizing the National youth conference and submitting the demand from the youths representing different states of the country. He  mentioned that he would make the necessary efforts to make the demand fulfilled.

Here is the Youth Demand Declaration.

National Youth Conference on Climate Change

5th National Youth Climate Summit

Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) togImage may contain: 3 people, people standing and indoorether with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) successfully conducted “5th National Youth conference on Climate Change”, 3 days residential training at Agricultural Development Bank Central Training Centre, Bode, Bhaktapur from 19th to 21st March 2017. 60 enthusiastic youth throughout the Nepal have attended this conference.

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  With an aim of “Empowering youth for resilient Future”, the conference went through sensitizing youth on climate change and its policies with its impact on gender. The 3 days conference was informative, interactive and was able to develop requites skills to communicate their stand on climate change through different sessions. The conference ended with the Demand declaration prepare by the 60 youths which will be submitted to the concerned government authority.

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This conference was supported by WWF Nepal, Southern Voices, and OXFAM.

Youth Demand Declaration:

We, 60 participants throughout the country attending “5th National Youth Conference on Climate Change” during 19th to 21st March 2017 organized by Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) have prepared a Youth declaration draft to be submitted to the Government of Nepal. In this regards, we urge:

  • Despite having a potential to contribute in climate action, the NDC of Nepal missed youth as an actors / stakeholders. It’s a demand of youth to include us in decision making process and in the climate change workshops because it’s our right to get information and be part of such processes.
  • Proper investment along with engagement of youth for climate resilient future.
  • Youth should be taken as a Government delegate while participating in every Conference of Parties and other national and international conferences.
  • Formulate the Action plan to create Opportunities for Youth.
  • Effective action plan should be taken into account of the effective implementation of Paris agreement in tandem with goal no. 13 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Proper transparent disbursement of 80% Budget, allocated by government of Nepal guided by Climate Change Policy and National Adaptation program of Action.
  • Government should have proper climate disaster planning indicating effective enforcement of adaptation plan such as climate resilient building regulations.
  • Government to include Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) (walking, cycling and electric vehicles) in plans and policies.
  • Adaptation related investment must include capacity building and technology transfer in climate smart agriculture.
  • Government should accept the required adaptation funds as Grant, but not as loan.
  • Government to come up with urgent actions to immediately address current air pollution.
  • Government to enforce the Article no. 35 of 2072 Constitution of Nepal i.e. “Every person shall have the rights to live in clean and healthy environment”.
  • Government should consider establishing the research based works regarding loss and damage, potential impact of climate change in various sectors. Hence, government should establishing research center under climate change policy 2011 with availability of resources.

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5th National Youth Conference on Climate Change

NYCA has successfully organized National Youth Conference on climate change I, II, III and IV on 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 respectively and 5 regional youth summits in 2009. These national and regional youth summits have been instrumental in bringing youths together in same platform to discuss on climate change. This year NYCA has come up with an aim to empower young people through the 5th National Youth Conference on climate change within kathmandu valley.

Terms and condition

These are the agreements to the participants and attendees at the “National Youth Summit on Climate Change”. By registering for this youth summit you agree to these terms, which form a binding legal contract between Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) and attendee or participant (“you”).

• Participants must be 16 to 29 years old.
• All attendees must provide their identification proof while attending the event.
• Self funded participants are highly encourage to apply.
• Each participants must fill up only one form. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive your registration confirmation . Please ensure that your valid email is entered correctly on the registration form.
• The applicants will be selected solely upon their applications to the event.

Please find Application form here

or copy paste URL https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KLasAvsQsIay6aWJEjhNHimuiRWfVJhPWJ4z-KzPpF0/viewform?edit_requested=true

Registration fee: Nrs.1000

Deadline: 3rd March 2017

For Information Contact:
Jasmita Khadgi 9803049718
Sudip Acharya 9840090459
Parbati Pandey 9843618656

COP 22 Ground Action Event

On the occasion of Global Day of Action, 2016 Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) jointly organized the COP 22 GROUND ACTION EVENT on 12th nov, 2016 with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) Oxfam, Alliance for agriculture and food and GROW within the premises of Patan durbar square. The Global Day of Action is observed globally on the first Saturday during the COP. This year, the Global Day of Action will be observed on 12th November, 2016.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The 22nd session of COP is happening in Marrakech, Morocco this year from 7 to 18th November, 2016.United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon als
o stressed the importance of youth participation against climate change, calling them “agents of change”.People including youth across the world try to pressurize the Global leaders by demonstrating different activities on Global Day of Action.

This year NYCA demonstrated the awareness campaign through public stunt by performing Drama, flashmob, Documentary screening of BEFORE THE FLOOD, poster display and collecting and publishing the voices from public on climate change issues. The “Message to global community” was published in “Republica”, National Daily newspaper.

The main agenda of this event was to aware public about the climate change and it’s everyone’s responsibility to conserve the environment.

“Together we can change”

Message To Global Community (MTGC)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention.  22nd conference of parties after successful Paris Agreement in COP 21 will be held in Morocco this year from November 7 to 18 November 2016.

During the COP, people try to pressurize the world leaders demonstrating different activities generally performed on Global Day of Action. Similarly, Nepal being in one of the extremely risk categories of Maple croft vulnerability Index, NYCA in solidarity to the global community is going to organize Message To global Community.

Message to Global Community is a campaign where messages from different community like youths, children, etc. who are vulnerable towards the effect of climate change will be collected and published in one of National Daily Newspaper.

Methods of Submission

  • Participants must send the messages not exceeding 30 words to Global Community on climate change issues via email to our official email address; info@nyca.net.np with inclusion of their name and affiliated institution by 7th November 2016.
  • The messages will be published in the national daily newspaper.

***Best Messages will be Published in one of the National Daily Newspaper and winning messages will be awarded with attractive prizes***

For further information: Contact: 9803049718 (Jasmita Khadgi)

Nationwide Cleanup Day 2016

NYCA as a National partner with Clean Up Nepal organized the Nationwide Cleanup Day 2016 on 17th September 2016. Along with NYCA center (kathmandu), other chapters i.e. NYCA Dang ( Lamahi and Tulsipur), NYCA Lamjung and NYCA Dadeldhura organized this clean up day with the help of the local communities. The main objective of this cleanup day is to create among the people about proper waste management and our responsibility towards the environment for its greener and better future.           

World Climate Simulation: A Roleplay in Negotiation

On 21st September, “World Climate Stimulation: A Roleplay in Negotiation” was organized by Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) in Partnership with CLimates and supported by Clean Energy Nepal at Golden Gate International College premise, Baneshwor.  Around 25 participants were present at the program from different educational background. They were given opportunity to role play as the delegates from different countries and practice the negotiation process.

The main objective of the program was to build climate change awareness and enable participants to experience some of the dynamics that emerge in the UN climate negotiations. All the participants were divided into 6 groups and assigned to be a delegate representing various countries such as China, India, United States of America, Developing countries etc. Brief description of the program was given in addition to that Paris agreement and upcoming COP 22 information was shared in presence of Executive secretary of UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa and UN General Secretary Ban ki Moon. The main target of the program was to let participants involve into the negotiation process and finalize an agenda at the end. The negotiation exercise was divided into 3 rounds to meet the 2 degree Celsius agenda.

With the aid of C-ROADS the data came from each of the regions were entered into the software and analyzed through the graph whether we were able to meet the agenda. With the strong stand on the development by China and US we couldn’t met the agenda but we could reach up to 2.5 degree Celsius at the end. To show the disastrous outcome at the end we covered the developing nations with piece of cloth to show that developing country will soon be drowning if same trend of GHGs emission exists.

Sadly, the participants were so involved with the roleplay they couldn’t come up with the agenda and also there was limitation of time. Overall feedbacks from participants were good. They thoroughly enjoyed being part of this innovative program and they said they wished to participate in programs like this.

 

Application Call for “Clean Air Ambassador”

The capital city Kathmandu of Nepal is one of the examples where pollution level is much higher than national standard and WHO standard. The reasons for the worsening air quality are multiple in Nepal, vehicles, brick kilns, trash burning, forest fire, houses are to name a few. The sources of air pollution are both point and non-point sources clean-air-ambasaddorand mobile and stationary sources.
It is an undeniable fact that air pollution has high public health cost and economic burden to families and as whole to our nation. This important issue only gets space in national media occasionally, and has not yet been able to generate much public attention.

“I Care For Clean Air” is a campaign of Clean Energy Nepal that aims bring the focus on air quality and make it a priority for stakeholders and governments. This campaign works with the school going children and the general public and those who are on high risk exposure to air pollution.

Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) with Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) invites the aspirant Clean Air Ambassadors for “I Care For Clean Air” campaign who are willing to work for the Cleaner Air in Nepal.

Who can apply?
 Energetic Nepali Youth of 18-29 years.
 Who is willing to work in the issues of Air Pollution.
 One with the quality of team work.
 Must be interested to put a step forward to create a positive change in the society.

Terms & Conditions:
 Must be willing contribute for at least 6 months.
 Must commit for at least 20 hours per week.
 Able to design campaigns and run the activities smoothly.

Benefits
 Each of the participants will be designated as “Clean Air Ambassadors”
 Certificate of Appreciation will be provided after the successful completion of 6 months term.
 Minimal Transportation Allowance Available .

***15 Participants will be selected as “Clean Air Ambassador”***

Deadline of Submission: 16th September 2016

Link For submission :

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuvVjqT1lEOQwIiA6ty537ZmZC7TeaHBdlRMIfyKN_wIoFBg/viewform?c=0&w=1

For inquiry: Contact 980304918 (Jasmita Khadgi)

Post COP Youth Discussion – Paris Agreement : Opportunities for Nepalese Youth

pNepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal with the support of Plan International Nepal organized an interaction program entitled ” Post-COP Youth discussion program ” Paris Agreement: opportunities for Nepalese Youth ” as a part of green discussion series on January 5, 2016 .More than 40 enthusiastic youths from various walks of life participated in the interactive program.

Naresh Sharma, a senior agro – economist, Go N and National program Manager for NCCSP began his session by taking the queries from the youths themselves about the national initiatives from Go N in tackling the climate change issues. He emphasized on the perspective of youths about the actions that are to be taken on dealing the climate change impacts. Questions such as renewable energy status, adoption of NAPs, government’s plan on University level research in climate change, and reasons for not submitting the INDC collaboration between the ministries of Law and Environment, access of GCF and CDM in Nepal were raised by the participants. Mr. Sharma stated that although Go N started programs on climate change quite late, the efforts it has shown are progressive and praiseworthy citing an example of NCCSP program which was included as one of the top 5 adaptation practices out of 170 submitted at UNFCCC meeting recently in Paris. He also mentioned that the government has been focusing on out scaling of the climate change programs by replicating the programs that are proven to benefit a certain community. He urged the youths to remain conscious on the contemporary issues and explore the opportunities by themselves stating that climate change itself is a learning by doing process. He also admitted that there are challenges for the government in the implementation of all the programs and commitment from all parties is very essential.

Basanta Paudel from Clean Energy Nepal highlighted he key issues of the Paris Agreement : Ambition, Differentiation and Means of implementation. He also discussed on the framework of the Paris agreement such as long term temperature goal, mitigation pathway, regular NDC submission, global stock take and adequacy of actions . He also addressed that Nepal , a country with the fragile ecosystem will face a huge impact in the entire ecosystem with a certain rise in temperature hence the long term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement is praiseworthy. “However ratification and implementation of the agreement will only determine the success or failure of this COP”- he stressed.

Abhishek Shrestha, Digo Bikash Institute, global south focal point, YOUNGO and also the Co-founder of NYCA expressed that youths were kept besides from the core negotiation team in COP 21. Ignorance of the sensitive issues such as keeping 80% of the fossil fuels in the ground, compensation and financial support shows that COP 21 betrayed the poor, vulnerable and those who already are suffering from the climate change. He also stated that in spite of promoting renewable energy technology, subsidies of $5300 billion (direct and indirect) in the fossil fuels clearly shows the direction on which the industrialized nations are moving .

Soon, the presentation was followed by an interactive discussion between the participants and the presenters. The discussion was mainly focused on the roles of youths now and in the future, necessity of the adequate research in the climate change issues to fill the loopholes in order to move towards a positive pathway.

The program concluded with a collective message to grab the opportunities and take a lead in order to make Nepal a sustained nation and set an example.

OPEN NATIONAL BLOG COMPETITION: RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT

Nepalese Youth for Climate Action-Chitwan (NYCA-Chitwan) is pleased to announce the winners of Open National Blog Competition organized on the occasion of Conference of Parties 21 (CoP21) and as a part of Powering up for Paris Campaign. The theme of blog contest is “COP 21: What’s your message to global leaders.” The blog competition is organized in support of NYCA central office together with Clean Energy Nepal and Plan International Nepal.

Among the outstanding blogs received, our judges have decided to award the following winners:

Award Name Institute

First Prize
Jasmine Neupane Institute of Agriculture and Animal science, Paklihawa Campus.
​Second Prize Prashant Bhandari

 

Agriculture and Forestry University, B.Sc.Ag. Second Year.
​​Third Prize Pramisha Thapaliya Agriculture and Forestry University, B.Sc.Ag. Fourth semester.
Merit Samiksha Dhimal Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya, Bhaktapur
Merit Sudan Rai Kathmandu Forestry College, TU

For details please contact: 

Ishwor Dhakal

Coordinator, NYCA_Chitwan

Phone: 9845349877