GREEN DISCUSSION ON:THE HOTTER THE HIGHER,ADAPTATION COST IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

Mr.Dipesh chapagain ,Research Analytic at Climate Analytic,Berlin Germany gave presentation on among 40participants fr20258345_10154840067597934_591542086225479933_nom different colleges.Objective of the program was to make participants understand about basic concept of Adaptation cost in developing and developed countries.Adaptation cost function in the research was a mathemantical function that explained and quantifies how the climatic and socio-economic factor determine future Adaptation cost.

Green Discussion on “Environment Friendly Local Governance (EFLG) Framework and Implementation” .

20017583_10154801622357934_8899551396305722751_oThe Government of Nepal endorsed the Environment Friendly Local Governance (EFLG) Framework on October 9 2013. The objective of the EFLG Framework was to mainstream pro-poor, inclusive, and gender responsive environmental, climate change, and disaster risk reduction criteria into local government policies, plans, systems, structures, mechanisms and working procedures. Based on the EFLG Framework, the Ministry of Federal Affair and Local Development (MoFALD) developed Environment Friendly Local Governance Programme (EFLGP) in order to restore the deteriorated environment and safeguard the poor and vulnerable people from the climate change and related risks.

 Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal organized this discussion program with the aim to aware and empower the youth from different background on EFLG Framework, its implementation and possible way forward in federal structure on 14th July 2017 at ENPHO Hall, Thapagaon, Baneshwor. Ms. Ramila Bhandari from MoFALD as a resource person initiated her presentation with a brief highlight on “EFLG Framework and its relation to constitution of Nepal, 2015”. Giving the short overview and background about the planning process and formation of EFLG framework, she shared the vision of the EFLG framework as to establish environmental governance and create a sustainable environment-friendly society. She highlighted the importance of the framework from household level to village and municipality levels. She explained the broader objective, expected result and the indicators of the framework in brief. She informed that there were 344 indicators that were used to assess the progress of local bodies towards EFLG status at household, settlement, wards, rural/municipality and public offices. Continuing her presentation she further clarified about the coordination mechanism and implementation strategy of EFLG framework and linked it with the EFLG Programme which was developed by MoFALD based on the EFLG frame work. The EFLG Programme was designed to combat with the impacts of climate change& disaster and conserve the environment aiming to build climate resilient society and restore the deteriorating environment ultimately leading to decrease in poverty, she added. She also shared that EFLGP was implemented in 14 Districts, 54 Municipalities and 60 Village Development Committees under broader Local Governance and Community Development Program (LGCDP) as a pilot project since December 2014. She also presented on the EFLGP planning process, coming fiscal year plans and budget allocation, achievements, challenges, opportunities and ways ahead for the implementation of EFLGP in federal structure. The presentation was followed by discussion program. Various queries like how does EFLGP helps to vulnerable people, why is it implemented in few districts only, role of EFLG in human wildlife conflict management etc were raised by the participants during the discussion program. All such queries were addressed by Ms. Bhandari and suggested the youths to follow the norms of EFLGP and begin from their home and community to make them environment friendly.

Over 40 participants from different academic institutions and organizations attended the program.

 

GREEN DISCUSSION:ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY LOCAL GOVERNANCE FRA MEWORK (EFLG) AND IMPLEMENTATION

Ms.Ramila bhandari from MOFALD gave presentation on the top20017583_10154801622357934_8899551396305722751_oic among 45 participants from different colleges. The objective of the program was to make participants understand about basic concept of EFLG, how it is implemented in different districts, its expected outcomes and challenges during implementation.

The program is implemented in 14 Districts, 54 Municipalities and 60 Village Development Committees under broader Local Governance and Community Development Program Framework since December 2014. The programme is financially supported by Department of International Development (DFID).

GREEN DISCUSSION: Nepal Emission Reduction Program Document(ER-PD)

Mr.Ugan Manandhar ,D19105513_10154705726017934_8446733514089560268_neputy director of  WWF Nepal presented very new document of Emission reduction program of Nepal.He gave brief description of REDD+ with its support to enhance forest carbon stock of Nepal.

The main objective of this discussion program was to showcase a new  and effective document after REDD+ i.e. ER-PD .This document was submitted by Nepal on may 2017 and its implementation,verification,payments will be done during from 2018-2023.The ER-PD will be implement with inclusive participation of local government,districts,CSOs,indigenous people,local community,dalit and women group.The performance of ER-PD will be monitored by world bank FMT,TAP/CFP.The impementation of ER-PD will help to maintain intellectual property right.Improvement in biodiversity, ehnances the capacity of women and forest dependent communities .

BLOG COMPETITION

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”.

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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: info@nyca.net.np or nyca.np@gmail.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)

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

World Wetland Day 2017

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February, marking the date in 1971 when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention for protection of wetlands. The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2017 is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).So far, 169 countries are parties to the Ramsar Convention, committing to conseImage may contain: 9 people, indoorrve over 2,000 wetlands of international importance around the world. Nepal has party to the Convention since 1987.

NYCA celebrated this day awaring the students of Grade 9 and 10 of Sahid Dharma Bhakta School (Nakkhu) on importance   of wetlands and the present status of wetland’s of Nepal along with the things they can do from their sides to protect our biodiverstically rich wetlands.

Green Discussion on “COP 22 Outcomes and Opportunities for Nepalese Youth”

Nepalese Youth for Climate Action(NYCA) together with Clean Energy Nepal(CEN) organized a discussion program “COP 22 Outcomes  and  Opportunities for Nepalese Youth” as a part of green discussion series on 15th January 2017.

The main objective of the program was to  share the information and knowledge among the youth on the UN Conference of Parties(COP 22), its outcomes,youth involvement and climate tracking  that happened in Marrakesh, Morocco from 7-18 November  2016 and give further information on how they can grab the opportunities and become a change-maker.

The one and half hour session was conducted by Mr. Binod Prasad Parajuli, a research fellow at HI-AWARE, ICIMOD, fellow at Climate Tracker and  MSc. Candidate at Central Department of Environmental Science (CDES) TU. Also, he was an attendee of COP 22 in Morocco. He shared  his personal  experience about being a negotiator tracker and  following the COP negotiations during COP 22. He also discussed on the agendas that was put forward16106508_10208569554298158_449199190_o by the Government of Nepal during the COP. He stressed on the opportunities that youth can grab at any moment without waiting for the perfect moment to come highlighting the outcomes of COP 22 . He also shared his experience of tracking the negotiations. He also suggested youth to remain updated on the contemporary issues and explore the doors of opportunities .

The session was soon followed by a discussion forum where youths discussed about how to overcome the challenges that come along with the opportunities and what youth need to focus more on.

Enthusiastic youths from various backgrounds participated in the event.