Peaceful Sit-in at CYD hostel
The Canadian Youth Delegation is staging a peaceful sit-in at Hostel Moloch thanks to the accreditation issues that have kept the CYD out of the climate negotiations. The sit-in began on Sunday when the delegates learned that a glitch in the UNFCCC system was preventing them from accessing accreditation badges.
¨We resolve to stay sitting in this hostel until the UN gives us our accreditation,¨ CYD spokesperson Adam Scott said. ¨When we finally get our badges we will be free to leave the hostel and take part in more interesting and productive activities.¨
A hostel-wide WiFi breakdown further complicated the situation, creating hour-long line ups for the two desktop computers that could access the internet. Without access to the web participants had no clue what was going on in the meetings, despite being only kilometers away from the meetings taking place at the Moon Palace. ¨I could be writing more relevant blogs from Yellowknife,¨ commented youth delegate Daniel T´seleie.
The majority of the sit-in participants sat inside, though a few braved the stifling heat to sit outside. Most of the seats being occupied are common wooden chairs, however there are two plastic swivel chairs and one blue couch. There has been no final word on when the sit in will end, though Scott hopes the delegates will be accredited by tomorrow. ¨But if not I´ll know what we´ll be doing,¨ Scott concluded.