One of the Malaysian Youth Delegation’s objectives is to engage with our national government, specifically the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) the focal point of UNFCCC negotations for Malaysian.
During a meeting with the NRE Minister in September, we put forward a request to have a pre-COP briefing on Malaysia’s position at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23).
The request was granted and on the 16th of October, the NRE hosted a pre-COP preparatory meeting to discuss matters in regards to the upcoming COP 23 in Bonn, Germany later this November. In attendance were Malaysian environmental CSOs such as Third World Network (TWN), along with Malaysian Climate Change Group (MCCG) organizations, Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Environment Centre (GEC).
We thank the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for hosting a crucial meeting for Malaysia that allows the CSOs and NRE to act in solidarity during COP23. It shows how Malaysia is clear in its goals to help combat climate change and acknowledges the importance of different stakeholders to make a change.
With COY13 and COP23 just a week away, MYD17, as always, will strive and persevere to make the best out of the event to align with its ambitions.
Co-written by Jasmin, Syaqil, Azam, Mike, Thomas
Edited by Varun