Podcast 6: COP Heats Up

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Things get intense as civil society demands action from Canadian Environment Minister, as well as from all negotiators. Check this out to hear about the CYD’s meeting with the Environment Minister, as well as a mass mobilized action that occurred this afternoon. “How many typhoons will it take? How many hurricanes, how many floods, how … Continue reading

CYD Stands in Solidarity with Arab Youth Climate Movement

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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

My Truth, My Story

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

CYD releases report on Canada’s failure to meet international commitment

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The CYD-DJC is releasing the report Commitment Issues: Tar sands extraction invalidates Canada’s obligations to the UNFCCC and undermines global climate change negotiations. This  technical report details the role of Canada’s tar sands in ensuring the nation’s failure to meet international climate commitments. It calls for a moratorium on new tar sands to developments, as … Continue reading

Encyclopedia Nadia

By Nadia Kanji Sometimes my friends joke around and say that I was born in a red flag, but I think more than that, I was brought up to question everything, and never, never, to conform without thinking twice. I remember visiting India at a young age, perplexed by the poverty that surrounded me. Perhaps … Continue reading

Stories and symbolism: our climate legacy

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photos by Megan Van Buskirk By working together on collective messaging, global youth have been successful in connecting personal stories of climate change impacts with strong symbolism. Through creative action we, the youth at COP18, reminded negotiators of the immediacy in which we need tangible solutions to climate change. Climate change isn’t something that is … Continue reading

From the Saskatchewan prairies to the Qatari desert – my journey to COP18

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I was fortunate enough to have been a member of last year’s Canadian Youth Delegation to COP17, which took place in Durban, South Africa. Having become increasingly aware of the impacts of climate change over the previous years, as well as Canada’s inaction in working towards any meaningful solutions, I nonetheless found myself incredibly shocked … Continue reading