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As National Strategy on Climate Looms, Indian Youth Summit on Climate Announced

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IYSoCC 2008 (Hyderabad, India)

IYSoCC 2008 (Hyderabad, India)

Even as we all hold our breaths awaiting the release of the national strategy on climate change adaptation and mitigation which has been delayed time and again, the Indian youth are mobilizing once again to turn up the pressure. Rumors abound around this national strategic plan which is being formulated without input from civil society (granted there are noted environmentalists on the PM’s council who are working to draft the policy). The Indian Youth Climate Network in conjunction with the Friendship Foundation, Global Citizens for Sustainable Development and the Nature & Biological Sciences Society are organizing a national level summit where 200 youth and young professionals from across the nation will gather to set India’s agenda on climate change, debate the post-2012 scenario and evaluate the national strategy which will hopefully be released by then (the Summit is scheduled for early August).

For more information, please email: iyscc08@globalcitizens.org.in

Or visit: http://iycn.in/summit/iysocc

Applications are now available (Deadline July 26th, 2008):

IYSoCC Application Form

Agents of Change Application for first ever Indian Youth Delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland (COP14), also now available (Deadline July 31st, 2008):

COP 14 Application


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 “As National Strategy on Climate Looms, Indian Youth Summit on Climate Announced

  1. National Action Plan has been announced! Have your say on it, come write history by writing our future at the Indian Youth Summit on Climate! We the youth and young professionals will be gathering to draft our OWN national action plan!

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