Friday, June 17, 2011

Using Art to Communicate Climate Change - 2nd issues of the AP Mountain Courier on 'Youth and climate change' is out

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to present this special issue of Asia Pacific Mountain Courier on ‘Youth and Climate Change’ theme highlighting significance of use of ‘Art’ in communicating climate change messages.

Art in all its forms is a powerful means of communication. The arts help overcome barriers of language and culture, and they provide a creative pathway for debating and exploring global problems. For young people concerned with climate change, the arts offer a way to reach out and raise awareness among their friends, in their communities, and in the world beyond.

This issue of the Asia-Pacific Mountain Courier is devoted to artistic means of expression related to youth and climate. It builds on the previous issue on youth and climate published in November 2010, which focused on youth views, understanding, and climate change activities.

The contributions include posters, photo essays, illustrations, and other art works. They are drawn from youth leaders and youth motivators affiliated to several networks promoting youth engagement in sustainability, climate action, and the mountain agenda. Many of the contributions are drawn from the Youth Forum – Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions, held from 1 to 6 October 2010 at ICIMOD in Kathmandu, and the Asia-Pacific Forum: Youth Action on Climate Change; Exploration through Cultural Expression, organised by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) from 24 to 27 January 2011 in Bangkok. Other contributions were received in response to a call for contributions through APMN. We would like to thank all the contributors who helped to make this such an enjoyable issue.

Download AP Mountain Courier ‘Youth and Climate Change’ thematic issues from:

·         June 2011 (current issue):
·         Nov 2010 issue:


Tek Jung Mahat
APMN Node Manager
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
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