Recently the UN Climate change convention was held in Durban, South Africa. Members of the UKYCC attended and campaigned for the environment. In the process, they gave the youth of the World a voice, and made sure the leaders of each country knew where we stand in preserving our World.
Below are some snippets of news and stories that may be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the talks, what it’s like, and what went on.
Many thanks to Matt Williams at the UKYCC for providing the links.
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UK Youth Delegation – final training weekend and hopes and expectationsOn 12 and 13 November before the event, the UKYCC held their final training weekend down in London. They provided a lovely video for us all as an example of the preparation.
Need more info about the negotiations?
If you’re still a little confused by what the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is all about, then earlier in the year Kristina at the UKYCC did an excellent blog for those unacquainted with the weird and wonderful world of the UN climate talks.
If you’re keen to find out more from the negotiations, and particularly the involvement of young people, then have a look at the three websites below:
un.ukycc.org – with blogs, photos and videos.
The Adopt a Negotiator Project – An excellent blogging platform which tracked the progress of the negotiations from day to day
Youth Climate – where you can follow the activities of young people from across the globe at the negotiations
New study shows links between climate change and extreme weather
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (which provides the scientific evidence for the international climate negotiations) published a new report that shows increasing scientific evidence behind climate change and increasing likelihood of extreme weather events.
This story in The Guardian offers a good summary of the report.