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
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 conserve 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.
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 forward 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.
With the aim to make students aware of the waste management and to provide a hands-on experience about bin composting, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) organized three training days. They successfully trained 119 students on proper waste management techniques through bin segregation and composting under the “creating a waste Café”.
The students from grade 4 to 10 of Bright Future H.S. School , Koseli Foundation and Universal school were first given the insights about the waste and its impacts on the environment as well as the health of the people. Then a demonstration was given on how to use a home compost bin and generate a good manure. The students wanted to give a demonstration by themselves in order to prove their understanding and it was very appreciable that they promised to practices this method in their homes as well.
NYCA handover the compost bins to the respective schools in order to utilize the waste from the school canteen .
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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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)