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”
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; email@example.com 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)
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.
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 and 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.
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 :
For inquiry: Contact 980304918 (Jasmita Khadgi)
As per the latest updates by WHO, the total deaths has plateaued at 1.25M per year with the highest road traffic fatality rates in low income countries. When it comes to Nepal, it is the most downright dangerous. So, to minimize the road accidents, as a part of Green Discussion Series, NYCA was able to aware the youth about road safety measures, green transport, and cyclist, pedestrian and vehicular mobility. With “Share the Road” dictum DSP Sabin Pradhan, Road Safety Coordinator at Metropolitan Traffic Police aware today’s youth through this forum. Lastly, the participated youth in this forum will disseminate about the road safety through different campaigns in schools, colleges and communities.
Every year, August 12 is celebrated as International Youth Day with some youth related themes. The theme of this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production” based on SDG 12.
On the occasion of International Youth Day, NYCA celebrated this Youthful day with the school children of Bright Future Higher Secondary School of Grade 9 and 10 awaring about climate change and its impact. The students were sensitized and aware with presentation, videos and games related to climate change issues. About 95 students were sensitized during this program.
Nepalese 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.
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:
||Institute of Agriculture and Animal science, Paklihawa Campus.
|Agriculture and Forestry University, B.Sc.Ag. Second Year.
||Agriculture and Forestry University, B.Sc.Ag. Fourth semester.
||Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya, Bhaktapur
||Kathmandu Forestry College, TU
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Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN), Plan International Nepal and Climate Action Network-South Asia (CANSA) organized as a part of Green Discussion series, an interaction on “Pre-COP Youth Consultation Program” on 20th November 2015 in Kathmandu. Around 40 youths and media representatives from diverse background enthusiastically participated in the event. The main objective of the event was to sensitize/empower youths and children to ensure their active interest and raised voice on global level and also updates youths with COP21 and Nepal’s agenda for this COP.
Firstly, Mr. Manjeet Dhakal, Core negotiation Team member, GoN highlighted on the international climate negotiation and COP21. He presented how anthropogenic causes are creating climate change and how climate action must meet the science demand. He also highlighted the key issue for 2015 climate conference such as of limiting the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees C, different role of countries and collective effort, addition of financial commitment and implementation and transparency. When participants asked where the COP was headed to, he answered, “we are heading toward positive direction but the whole world is unsure of the exact outcomes”.
Second speaker, Mr. Raju Pandit Chhetri also key negotiator for GoN, highlighted the expectation of Nepal from COP21 and Role of Nepal. On his presentation he highlighted the key issues that Nepal will raise on the COP21 such as temperature rise should be limited below 1.5 degrees Celsius, thematic issues such as mitigation, funding gap on adaptation, loss and damage and transfer of finance together with technology development and transfer, capacity building. He also focused that Nepal should raise the issue of mountain agenda, finance transfer to support adaptation and low carbon development agenda. Further, he highlighted that this COP has to result in successful legally binding agreement. He also requested the youths to campaign more at national and global level to pressurize governments to act responsibly for global climate agreement.
In the last session Ms. Hannah Gould, Climate Lawyer, from Australia presented on the youth action in Australia highlighting the different activities and campaigns going on Australia. She shared that youth have different beliefs what Australia government want. Similarly, Mr Bart Bakker , and energy and environment student from Netherlands presented on the climate action in Europe. He present that we need to set concentration of CO2 below 350PPm.
Hence, the discussion program was successfully completed, with youths committing to take an active role in climate change discourse and doing their part to sensitize communities and pressurizing governments on climate change agenda.