On December 11, 2017 Nepalese Youth for climate Action-NYCA together with Clean Energy Nepal-CEN organized post cop in presence of the panelist Dr.Ram Prasad Lamsal (Joint secretary Ministry of population and Environment-MOPE), Manjeet Dhakal (Advisor to LDC chair at UNFCCC), Ugan Manandhar (Deputy director, WWF), Ganesh shah-Former ministry of Environment and Dr.Maheswar Rupakheti (Institute for advanced sustainability studies, Germany) and the youth participants from different institution. The main objective of the program was to address the outcome of the cop23 that was held in Bonn, Germany from Nov 6-17.
On 16th November, 2017 “World Climate Stimulation: A Role play in Negotiation” was organized by Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) and supported by Plan International Nepal. Around 40 participants were present at the program from different educational background. They were given opportunity 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 and upcoming COP 23 information was shared in presence of Executive secretary of UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa .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 onthe development by China and US we were not able to reach the agenda but we could reach up to 2.42degree 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 role play 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 role play negotiation process.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994,aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. All the signatory member states to the convention attend the Conference of Parties (COP) every year. This year, the 23 rd session of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) is being organized from 6-17 th , November, 2017 in Bonn,Germany and will be presided over by the Government of Fiji.During the COP, people especially youths around the globe try to pressurize the world leaders by demonstrating different activities, awareness programs and campaigns. Youths across the world observe the Global Day of Action on the first Saturday during the COP. On the occasion of Global Day of Action, 2017, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) organized “COP23 Ground Action Event” supported by Plan International. This year, the Global Day of Action was observed on 11 th November, 2017. About 500 viewer viewed the event .Event highlighted climate change impacts in different sectors of the environment, the role of individual efforts to combat climate change, impact on children .NYCA successfully organized ground action events to aware and empower youths and pressurize stakeholders and policy makers to take actions. These activities was instrumental in bringing Nepalese youths together to discuss on climate change and sustainable development issues, sensitize them for climate action and collectively push local and central governments to mainstream climate change issuesin development process.
On Nov 2,2017 As the part of precop NYCA-Nepalese Youth for Climate Action organized the Discussion series with Mr.Rajan Thapa program manager from Clean Energy Nepal (One of the delegate from Nepal for COP 23) in the presence of youth from different institution .
The main objective of the program was to make the youth familiar with the COP(conference of parties) ,negotiations and focus agenda from Nepal for COP23.
Nationwide Cleanup campaign is a community-based, environmental initiative that initiative that inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their Environment.Nepalese Youth for climate Action( NYCA )have been organizing cleanup campaign every year. This year to NYCA together with the cleanup Nepal conducted the nationwide cleanup day on the September 16 th 2017.NYCA central team personally conducted cleanup from satdobato to lagankhel where as our regional chapters of Pokhara and Chitwan had also done their cleanup campaign respectively. Altogether 107 participants were participated and they had collected total kg of waste from their respective sites. The main objectives of cleanup program was to aware the community people about waste segregation, cleanliness and waste management.
Climate Finance is the amount of money flowing from Developed to Developing countries using different financial mechanisms and sources (e.g. bilateral, multilateral, dedicated climate funds, private).Green Climate Fund is financial mechanism established within United Nation Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) .It was established by 194 member countries at the 16th COP meeting in 2010 under Cancum Agreement. The main objective of establishment of Green Climate fund is to provide the fund for the developing or least developed nation to mitigate and adapt to the effect of climate Change. The Fund aims for a 50:50 balance between mitigation and adaptation over time.
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action together with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) organized Green Discussion program on the topic to aware the youth about the background of climate finance on September 12 ,2017 ENPHO Hall, Thapagaon, Baneswor. Mr.Raju pandit chhetri from Prakriti resources centre presented the National and International policies about the Climate Finance. The presentation was type of open Discussion. He stated that the developing countries like our country Nepal contribute low Carbon Emission i.e. 0.027% but the effect is more so the developed countries which emit more carbon must provide the climate fund as the compensation to combact/tackle the effect of climate change. He Highlighted that Nepal is focusing more on the Adaptation but most give equally the priority to mitigation as well though climate change is not because of us. It is duty of developed nation to provide Green climate fund as it is internationally agreed support.
.He also mentioned that the imja Glacier which was in the High risk of outburst was solved by the Fund that we receive as Green Climate Fund. We get support from different Developed countries and International organization. He also expressed that we are always relying more on international fund instead of that we should utilize the national budget in right way .After giving the overall overview he also stated his opinion that when the car spill the water on you on your way you get so much aggressive but not in that much in the case when the vehicles throw the black smoke which is more harmful .various queries like where does Green climate fund comes from, on what basis the fund investment area are selected ,who is responsible for managing the funds, how can we know about this kind of fund that Nepal receive were raised by the participants and all the queries were addressed by the Mr.Raju pandit chhetri.He concluded his discussion with the conclusion remark that instead of relying on other nation for fund we must be able to utilize the budget /money that is within the country.
Over 50 participants from different institutions and organizations attended the Green Discussion series.
On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) is organizing the Blog Competition on the theme of 2017 Environment Day i.e. “Connecting people to Nature”.
Terms and Conditions
Ø The theme of the competition is “World Environment Day 2017: Connecting people to nature”. Engaging, interesting and passionate posts are welcomed.
Ø The blog posts should be Original, Concise and Clear.
Ø Entries must not contain anything which is calculated to bring the Organizers into disrepute, nor attempt to damage the reputation of others.
Ø The blog posts should be between 600-1000 words and the submission should be on English.
Ø The blog posts should be submitted on the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com no later than May 16 2017. Note: The participants can publish the article on their own blog and send the link on the above mentioned address. Do write your name, address and phone number.
Ø The submissions will be posted on NYCA’s Blog (Climatenepal.wordpress.com) from where the participants will share on social Medias. Note: Please note that only the posts shared through NYCA’s official blog/page will be counted for votes.
Ø The submitted posts will be tallied upon number of shares (30%), likes (20%) and judges votes (50%).
Deadline For submission: 16th May 2017
Contact Us For Inquiry : Jasmita Khadgi (9803049718) Sanju Shrestha (9846705773)
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.
5th National Youth Climate Summit
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together 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.
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.
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.
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