GROUND ACTION EVENT:COP23

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.

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