CYD Stands in Solidarity with Arab Youth Climate Movement

12229_300891160023337_853507686_n

Last week, in an “intergenerational inquiry” event hosted by the UNFCCC, Mary Robinson, former Prime Minister of Ireland, Desina Williams representative from Grenada, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres called on youth to get angry, mobilize and use their voices to demand the future they need. Figueres said multiple times that the UNFCCC is not … Continue reading

A Deafening Silence That Speaks The Truth

12229_300891160023337_853507686_n

Today, two youth from the Arab Youth Climate Movement stood silently holding a banner asking the question “Qatar, why host, not lead?” For this devious act, they were de-badged, escorted out by UNFCCC security and promptly deported from the country. This, coming on the heels of multiple calls to action from the UNFCCC Executive Secretary … Continue reading

My Personal Story

I’m standing here as part of the Canadian Youth Delegation today because I believe in building a youth climate movement of solidarity that goes beyond frontiers, nationalities, cultures and across continents. I was raised with a strong background in social issues and gender because my mother was the Dean of graduate studies at the university … Continue reading

My Truth, My Story

320303_10151130844871299_534055540_n

By Neelam Khare This is my personal story to give a glimpse of why I’m here.

Podcast 5: Standing in Solidarity with the Philippines

IMG_0954

As a typhoon sweeps across the Philippines, there was an action organized today in solidarity with the Philippines delegation who are urging for more climate action. This podcast features snippets of the action and interviews with Mary Ann Lucille Sering, minister of the Climate Change Commission from the Philippines, as well as the Vice-Minister for climate change … Continue reading

Climate Silence Sentences the World to Climate Violence

women-climate-change

By Meghan McCarthy As a young woman coming to Qatar, I was told that despite the reservations I might have, this country was one of the safest in the world. With strict laws and low crime rates, there was a very low likelihood that harm would come to me or other women on my delegation. … Continue reading

We Stand With the Philippines: Action Recaps

IMG_0948

The outcome from Doha is not looking good; in fact, the situation looks dire. Countries are being bullied into a suicide pact, as no action will be taken until 2020. The working groups on Long-term Cooperative Action and Kyoto Protocol are closing. This inaction is unacceptable. We, as youth, as civil society,  stand in solidarity … Continue reading