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12th week of Climate Strike held at Swayambu, Kathmandu.
Continuing Climate momentum
The adult generations have promised to stop the climate crisis,
but they have skipped their homework year after year.
Climate strike is a wake-up call to our own generation.
And it is the start of a network that will solve the greatest challenge in human history.
Together. We need your hands and hearts and smarts!
12th week of Climate Strike held at Pulchowk, Lalitpur.
The generation of today are the ones at the risk of Climate change impacts and the ones who can do something to control it. It’s our responsibility to lead our foot trails to much climate friendly actions.
11th week of Climate Strike held at Ekantakuna, Lalitpur.
Climate strike continues………
Climate strike is not a one day event nor a local event, it is a global momentum growing day by day so are we continuing to demand for immediate actions to combat climate change.The supporting hands are increasing day by day along with the growing momentum.
NYCA and COP events.
As COP is a yearly, we yearly plan and organize activities targeting COP as Pre COP, COP and Post COP event. Last year we organised a series of events including the ground action event as Role play before COP, webinar with different delegates from Nepal to the Katowice during the COP and a sharing event as post COP event.
Likely to the previous year, this year also we have planned for a series of events targeting the COP 25 going to held in Madrid. We successfully did a pre COP event as panel discussion along with a group of Panelist and youth participants from diverse backgrounds and institution.
Not only that, this year we are also having NYCA’s delegate to COP!! Ms. Shreya K.C.
She is the delegate of Nepalese Youth for Climate Action to Conference of Parties (COP) and she will also be participating in Conference of Youth (COY). She was selected as one of the recipients for the Youth Climate Scholarship project among 20,000 applicants. Through this, NYCA will be working for Youth4NDC project.
A campaign “My Message to the Global Leaders” is on. NYCA together with other recipients of Youth4NDC will be doing an event in COP to feed in the policy recommendation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Also, a webinar will be organized during COY and COP. A sharing program will also be organized after COP. Keep updated. Series of events coming together!
Key priorities on finance, technology and capacity building
In the context of growing climate risks, Nepal takes Climate Finance as a critical issue. As Nepal has committed to submit enhanced NDC and implement NAP, it will require adequate finance to implement the commitments and contributions. Nepal stresses on a strong outcome on climate finance from COP25 which is fit for the needs of the developing countries.
Nepal will call for developed countries to provide clarity and signals that they are on track to reach the 100 billion goal along with strong pledges for the replenishment of the Green Climate Fund, increased contribution to the Adaptation Fund and the Least Developed Countries Fund. Nepal will also strongly raised the concern that there must be balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation. Similarly, grant financing from public source for adaptation actions in low capacity and LDC country like Nepal will also be a priority.
Nepal will be emphasizing on the progress on the rules and common tabular formats which are pending from SB50 which will also clarify linkages between communication on support related to finance, technology and capacity building.
The COP25 will also carry out the review of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage. Nepal will stress on the review and way forward for financial support to reduce, minimize and avert loss and damage to the vulnerable countries. The WIM has objective to mobilize finance for loss and damage but it has not been able to meet its objective. The COP25 should commit to allocating additional finance required for addressing L&D which are not met by current sources.
Similarly, there will be the stocktake on the collective efforts of the parties in the pre-2020 period. This should comprehensively assess the parties’ progress and enhancing ambition and implementation, commitment to scale up finance pre and post 2020.
Taken from the status paper of COP 25.
How is Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and COP 25 related?
The NDC is set to remain at the center of COP25 in the outset of plentiful of evidences on the need for concrete action on climate change. The year 2020 marks first cycle of NDC revision. So the COP 25, is an opportunity to galvanize global efforts to achieving a goal of PA through increased ambition in the countries’ NDCs. Ambition is critical both for long term strategies and NDCs. So intensifying the ambition is needed for full implementation of the Paris Agreement and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. World largest emitter countries should lead by example in reducing the GHG emission.
Nepal as a responsible party to the UNFCCC is currently updating its NDC and is committed towards reducing emissions through adopting low carbon development pathways. Apart from reducing emissions, Nepal seeks to promote climate resilience through integration of climate change adaptation into plans, policies, programmes and budget in the different development sectors. Nepal underscore the rapid transformation of energy and transport along with agricultural sector towards low carbon. Therefore the country emphasizes the need to continued sharing of experiences and good practices across nations and communities to foster low carbon development.
What is Conference of Youth (COY)?
In 2009 during COP15, the UNFCCC secretariat and the member states to the Convention officially recognised youth as an observer constituency of its own (confirming the status in 2011), to represent the formal voice of Children and Youth in UNFCCC processes. The constituency is called YOUNGO.
The Conference of Youth (COY) is an official event of YOUNGO. COY continues to involve children and youths from different sectors of society and areas of the world, with number growing steadily over the years. It is organised by the youth for the youth. Moreover, in 2015, the idea of COY started spreading around the world. Young people recognized the value of COYs, and got inspired to organise local COYs (LCOYs).
In 2017, a formal process has been set up within YOUNGO to endorse and empower youths and youth organisations to organise Regional and Local COYs.
Primary Objectives of COYs:
Preparatory space for YOUNGO to COP
COY primarily serves as a space for capacity building and policy training to prepare young people for their participation at COP. The participants are introduced to the various Working Groups of YOUNGO, where they develop common policy positions (lobby points) and develop strategies to best advocate for the interests of youth in those policy areas.
Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience
The very nature of COY also provides for a brilliant space for young people coming together from different backgrounds to share experiences, knowledge, thoughts and ideas for enhanced global climate action, also providing space for various artwork and movement building.
About COP 25:
The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The President-designate for the conference is Ms. Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.
What is the UN Climate Change conference all about?
The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.
Sessions and other events
The conference will include the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25), the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 15), and the second session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2). The fifty-first sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 51) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 51) will take place 2 – 9 December 2019.
The pre-sessional period is from 25 November – 1 December 2019.
The meeting will also showcase the wealth of climate action undertaken by non-Party Stakeholders and help galvanize the action of regions, cities, business, investors and civil society.