Global Youth Forum on Mountain Issues and Green Solution:
From Rio de Janeiro to Doha
Date: 1 December 2012 at UNFCCC COP18
Venue: Climate Change Studio, Qatar National Convention Centre. Doha
Further information: Ms. Sameera Zaib, firstname.lastname@example.org
COP18 has a special importance since it needs to finalize the old negotiation tracks, and make new commitments towards Post 2015. It is imperative to involve youth in this process, and consider their voices and issues. Rio+20 reaffirmed that we need a more sustainable development path. To achieve this we need to change how we think and act, develop and implement capacity building programs, and hence engage youth in these programs in order to secure green jobs and a green economy.
Inspired from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD’s) youth programme - Youth for Sustainable Mountain Development (Y4SMD), the Asia Pacific Youth Task force on Rio+20 (APYTF) was formed in April 2011 to advocate mountain agenda in the context of Rio+20 and mobilize youth in preparation lf Rio+20 and implementation of its outcomes. Since then APYTF has organized several events locally and regionally and has taken part in several important events including the Rio+20 Conference – locally, regionally and globally. In this preparation APYTF co-organized ‘Global youth Forum on Mountain Issues and Sustainable Actions’ at Rio+2o Conference in Brazil in June 2012, ‘National Youth Forum on Green Solutions in Pakistan’ in Islamabad in November 2012 and ‘Workshop on Green Economy in South Asia’ at South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) in November 2012. To take forward messages of major past events and youth in Asia Pacific region and also to engage them in UNFCCC COP process, we like to join hands with global youth by organising ’Global Youth Forum on Mountain Issues and Green Solutions’ at UNFCCC COP18 on 1 December 2012 in Doha.
- To provide an opportunity for global youth to discuss global issues and their concerns regarding COP18.
- To identify the Mountain Youth issues and priorities for Green Economy.
- To develop and share Global Youth Appeal for COP18 delegates.
Duration: 60 min
Venue: Climate Change Studio, Qatar National Convention Centre. Doha.
Day 1 (1th December, 2012)
- Overview of Global Youth Forum
- Asia Pacific Youth Task Force on Rio+20
- Sharing of Youth Appeal COP18 (from Pakistan)
Ms Sameera Zaib
YUNGO activities and UNFCCC
YUNGO representatives (TBC)
Youth in Post 2015 agenda.
Nitiokum Divine- Youth Digital Advocate Post 2015 agenda
Asia Pacific Graduate Youth Forum Declaration
Team Green Economy/ APGYF alumni.
Wilson- founder, Eco Singapore. Asia
African youth and UNFCCC
Hamba Richard. Worldview Mission. Africa (TBC)
Camilla Born/ Jamie Peters. Europe.
Presentation of COP18 Youth Appeal
Sameera Zaib. APYTF