Warsaw in Kathmandu (Nepal), led by Kabita Gautam with BYND 2015 Nepal Hub association, came up with a Youth Call for Climate Action. Its powerful message is a strong example of what we would love to see all the COP in MyCity initiatives draft, to prepare a clear message for the world youth to be heard in international climate negotiations and especially in COP21 in Paris, 2015.
The city of Bhairahawa organized a COP in MyCity simulation! After Kathmandu and Mahendranagar, it is the third simulation of climate international negotiations to be held in Nepal in the framework of Warsaw in MyCity 2013!
This project was led by Rajendra Mishra, with the support of the CliMate Deepak Raj Joshi.
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Deepak Raj Joshi, an active member of CliMates, organized a COP in MyCity simulation of international negotiations in Mahendranagar, Nepal. The class was packed with students!
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(R)Evolution, our partner in the city of Hyderabad in India, conducted the COP19 COP in MyCity Simulation Conference (first of its kind in India) at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad which focused on consensus building, negotiations and simulations on the lines of COP 19. They simulated a UN Climate Summit with technical data using C-ROADS by Climate Interactive modelled on the lines of IPCC norms. The project received the support of Prof. Ch Sasikala, HOD, Center for Environment, Institute of Science and Technology.
The simulation lasted nearly 6 hours with two rounds of negotiations and an opening ice-breaking session.
Listen to the feedback of the organizers:
"Finally we're done with the simulation part. It's probably the best part of the whole Cop In My City campaign so far. [...] Everybody had a wonderful session filled with lots of learning and fun. We're looking forward to organize another simulation as soon as possible. [...] We hope that by COP21 we will be able to reach maximum audience about the process and how they can play an active role in the same. Cheers !"
We are all ecxcited to read the final report but in the meantime, check out all the splendid pictures of the event here!
Warsaw in Kuala Lumpur Simulation of COP19 was held at University of Malaya, with a class of Year 4 Chemical Engineering students.
They were assigned to 6 Regions and 2 lobbyist groups.
The simulation consisted of 3 rounds of negotiation, where developed and developing nations did not come to an agreement of efforts in lowering global temperature at or below 2 degree Celsius. International negotiation process in the real scenario is even more complicated.
Re-live the whole simulation in pictures on this page.
On November 16th, 2013, Warsaw in Kathmandu organized two special events.
Simulation: The role play was done by the participants representing one country from each of the parties: Annex I, Annex II and Non-Annex I. There was a separate youth group whose voice was also included in the negotiation process. Some of the youth also acted as the President and Secretary of COP as well as President of Nepal.
World Cafe: Then the participants drafted a "Youth Call for Climate Action" with the group discussion.
The two events received a lot of positive feedbacks and the organizers were asked to re-organize similar mobilization and awareness-raising activities as soon as possible!
The full report is coming soon!
Find all the pictures of the sessions here.
Warsaw in Hyderabad, India, is moving fast! A first workshop has been organized (see photo) and a video has been launched (below) to present the project in reaction to the catastrophic typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Follow their activities on this page and on their website: http://www.leadrevolution.org/cop-in-mycity.html
Welcome to Warsaw in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! This project is led by Kimlee Choy, country coordinator and member the BYND2015 Asia Pacific team, and her team: 1. Ms. Anuradha Raghu (UN Association Malaysia Youth Circle - UNAM Youth)
2. Prof. Nik Meriam binti Sulaiman (United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network University of Malaya - SDSN UM)
3. Jaron Keng Zi Xiang (SULA)
4. Justin Jesunathan (SULA)
5. Clement David Leong (SULA)
Sustainable Urban Living Association, also known as SULA, is a Non-Governmental Organisation that involves research and advocacy for sustainable solutions in urban living. Its objective is to promote a cleaner, healthier and sustainable urban living in Malaysia. Its main activities include research and publication of themes on water, forest, waste management, health, transport system, energy, social problems, etc., and organization of training and awareness-raising events and projects.
Why did you join the COP in MyCity community?
"I joined COP in MyCity because I wish to further work with the MGCY (Major Group for Children and Youth), which I first met in Rio+20) and to raise awareness on the issues of global climate change and local environmental problems.
This simulation of negotiations will be a great opportunity for university students to learn what is going on regarding the UNFCCC rather than simply attend lectures and lab works. I believe that this kind of interactive session is an opportunity to trigger students' interest in the issue as well as to push for a positive change in their lifestyles."
Welcome to Warsaw in Hyderabad, India! This project is led by the youth group (R)Evolution.
(R)Evolution is an organization started by a group of individuals working towards Climate Change Mitigation measures, Wildlife Conservation, Social Service through various platforms.
They basically intend to provide opportunities for people who have awaited to work for a cause but couldn't come across an opportunity. They consider that proper support and information are one of the most important factors to lead forward a change.
Why did you chose the COP in MyCity community?
"After the event of COP11 to CBD, we led several youth-centric initiatives, which focused on community building and leadership at the ground level. However, after the COP11, there were no venues of the same caliber any more. We consider that through COP in MyCity, we have the perfect platform to reach and influence the policy making process.
We, through (R)Evolution Let's Change Now ! would utilize the COP in MyCity initiative to be an active stakeholder in the process of change".
Welcome to Warsaw in Chitwan, Nepal!
Nepal is becoming a hub for the COP in MyCity community! Warsaw in Chitwan is led by Deepak Raj Joshi, an active member of CliMates' international network. Learn more about him on CliMates' website!
Why did you chose to join the COP in MyCity project?
"I have always wanted to participate in the international UNFCC Climate negotiations. Being an active youth I would like to share the views and suggestion of the rural youth who are never considered during the negotiations. Thus what I believe is COP in MyCity will be the best way to get involved even from my city. It will help to raise the climate change issues of my poor and mountainous country Nepal. Most of the world leaders are just playing the game of blame and they are doing just nothing for the protection of our mother Earth. Thus I want to show them how we rural youth are acting against the climate injustice and want to make realize them who are actual nature lovers."