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 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