Sunday, October 14, 2007

Asian Youth Leaders Climate Forum

I pick this up from Tin Kosong If any of you are interested, do sign up for it.

Are you a Malaysian between 18 and 30 years old? Are concerned about climate change and are committed to tackling it either through individual or collective action? Can you demonstrate participation and achievement in activities related to climate security or community projects?

We are looking for three candidates to represent Malaysia for the Asian Youth Leaders Climate Forum in Bogor and Bali from 3 to 10 December 2007.

What is Asian Youth Leaders Climate Forum (AYLCF)?
The AYLCF is a forum attended by 30 young people in Bogor, Indonesia from the East and Southeast Asia countries looking at what young people can contribute for climate security. AYLCF will provide a platform for these young leaders to demonstrate to the world that, not only are they taking an interest in what is happening around climate security, but they are willing and able to play their part to reduce the threat. AYLCF will build an agenda for young people in Asia and create an action plan which will be presented at the COP 13 in Bali in the form of a communiqué and then implemented across the region with support of in-country as well as regional partners. The youth will be working closely with different partners involved in this initiative including the British Council, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Intergovernmental Forum on Forest (IFF).

What is COP 13?
COP13 which will be held in Bali this December will see the gathering of government leaders under the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCC) to reach agreement on the various adaptation and mitigation strategies available.
Facts about the AYLCF:

  • The forum will be held in Bogor (Nr Jakarta) on 3 to 7 December 2007 with a smaller representative group going on to Bali COP 8 to 10 December 2007
  • This will be a five day workshop in Bogor with participants from up to 13 countries.
  • Participants will be identified through an open selection process involving the British Council and partners in each country.
  • Participants going to Bali will be identified during the forum and agreed within the group in Bogor.
  • We are looking for emerging young leaders who have already shown potential for critical thinking and finding practical solutions to problems, experience of intercultural dialogue and engagement, willingness to work in teams to the common good, and the ability to express themselves effectively.
  • The conference will be a mix of plenary sessions, discussion and action planning. There will be some fieldwork around carbon off-setting and at least two visits to projects in the Bogor area.
  • The forum will be led by experienced facilitators and there will be a number of specialist informants on hand to help discussions

To apply, please log on to The application deadline is 22 October 2007.


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