Where the battle stands, and what YOU can do right now

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COP18 is stretching into overtime, and it’s becoming a bitter battle. Wealthy nations and the poorer countries, bearing the brunt of climate impacts, are at loggerheads over who will shoulder the financial burden of climate change. The text on the table is being opposed by many. The issue at hand is finance. Developed countries committed … Continue reading

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

A Deafening Silence That Speaks The Truth

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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

Arab youth arrested at COP; Canadians confront Kent

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An hour ago, two members of the Arab Youth Climate Movement were  arrested. They held up a banner in the COP18 conference centre that read, “Qatar, why host, not lead?”. Onlookers erupted in cheers as they were escorted out. In their wake, the mood was sombre. The process at COP is failing, the deal on the … 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.

Podcast 5: Standing in Solidarity with the Philippines

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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