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IYCN Agents of Change Application now Available!

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Are you passionate about the global debate on climate change? Do you want to learn about and help influence international policy on the matter?

The IYCN Agents of Change (AoC) program is now accepting applications for its delegation to the UN Climate Negotiations, COP14, happening in Poznan, Poland this December (http://www.mtp.pl/en). COP14 will determine the future of international policy on climate change, and youth must make their voices heard. The Agents of Change delegation will comprise of youth leaders and those passionate about the cause of climate change and sustainable development from across the country.

In the months leading up to the conference, the following will be required of delegates if selected:

  • The delegation should be well informed and will put forward their views on the topics to be discussed at the upcoming COP. This will subsequently be submitted to the UNFCCC for consideration.
  • The delegation will engage with youth from around the world and help towards the establishment of a permanent stakeholder status given “International Youth Delegation” at the UNFCCC.
  • The delegation will be required to contribute 200hrs to IYCN in the lead up to the COPS. This will include fundraising to get to Poland, discussing and proposing policy for UNFCCC consideration, and volunteering to ensure the existence and growth of the network.
  • The purpose of the Agents of Change is to show to the world that Indian youth are aware of and active on the topic of climate change. Indian youth will serve as an important bridge as they will provide the voices of youth from not only India but those from large nation of the global South. These youth will have the unique opportunity to bring the voices of the Indian youth to the negotiators (including the official Indian negotiators) at the crucial talks.

    IYCN will make every effort to secure funding for the AoC delegation, however due to the high cost of traveling to Poland, financial support is not guaranteed. Upon confirmation of involvement in the program, delegates will be required to submit a draft plan for individual fundraising and to stick to that plan. IYCN will work with each participant to identify and contact potential funding sources, and will do what it can to ensure that financial need is not an obstacle to participation.

    COP14 Agents of Change Application

    Deadline: 5:00pm IST, July 31, 2008

    Author: Kartikeya

    Kartikeya Singh received his Master of Environmental Science degree at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University and a PhD in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. His research interests include climate change and energy policy and innovation.

    One thought on “IYCN Agents of Change Application now Available!

    1. I want to join the IYCN events

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