MYD di Konvensyen Belia Kebangsaan 2017

MYD di Konvensyen Belia Kebangsaan 2017

Hari Belia Negara 2017

MYD bersama Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Bersempena Hari Belia Negara 2017, Majlis Belia Malaysia (MBM) menganjurkan Konvensyen Belia Kebangsaan pada 15 Mei 2017 (Isnin) di Putrajaya dengan memberikan fokus kepada TN50, atau Transformasi Nasional 2050. Inisiatif ini juga memfokuskan aspek aspirasi kepimpinan dalam merangka dan melibatkan diri dalam pembangunan belia yang merangkumi tahun 2020 hingga 2050.

MYD bersama Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (Angkasawan Malaysia Yang Pertama)

MYD : Emily Oi, Thomas Lai, Kelvin Diong dan Amalen

Tema iaitu “Transformasi Nasional 2050 : Aspirasi Kepimpinan Bangsa Angkasa”. Berdasarkan tema tersebut merangkumi pemikiran baru ialah berfikir dalam kerangka minda mengikut peredaran masa, kreatif dan inovatif mencipta metodologi baru dalam membawa perubahan sebagai seorang kepimpinan. “Bangsa Angkasa” atau Space Nation adalah bangsa yang sentiasa mempunyai impian tertinggi.

Program melibatkan 3 orang panel, mempunyai kepakaran masing-masing iaitu Dato’ Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Dr Wan Wardatul Amani Wan Salim dan Encik Syukran Idris akan berbincang tentang cabaran-cabaran yang bakal dihadapi belia menjelang tahun 2050, khususnya dalam bidang sains dan teknologi. Ia mengubah corak pemikiran generasi muda agar mereka lebih melibatkan diri dalam sains angkasa dan juga melahirkan sebuah negara yang rakyat bersemangat dan berdedikasi yang percaya kepada diri untuk membawa negara ke satu tahap status yang lebih berkesan dan lebih tinggi.

 

Aturcara

  • Tarikh: 15 Mei 2017, Isnin, Putrajaya
  • 7.30 pagi – 8.30 pagi Pendaftaran Peserta dan Minum Pagi
  • 9.00 pagi – 10.15 pagi Sesi Perkongsian Pengalaman :
    • Panel I : Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (Angkasawan Malaysia Yang Pertama) Tajuk : Kembara ke Angkasa
    • Panel II : Dr Wan Wardatul Amani (Wanita pertama Malaysia terlibat dalam misi penghantaran penyelidikan ke angkasa) Tajuk : Cabaran dan Kelebihan Bakal di Hadapi Belia Menjelang 2050 dan Masa Depan Malaysia untuk menguasai Teknologi Angkasa
    • Panel III : En Syukran Idris (Program Generasi Marikh) Tajuk : Kepimpinan Belia Generasi Marikh
    • Moderator : Sdr. Rizmel Nazrin Dato’ Abdul Malik (Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja MBM)
  • 12.00 t/hari – Ucapan oleh Sdr Mua’amar Ghadafi Jamal bin Datuk Wira Jamaludin, Presiden Majlis Belia Malaysia
  • 12.20 t/hari – Ucapan oleh YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi, Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia
  • 12.30 t/hari – Penyampaian Anugerah Perdana Belia Negara 2017
  • 1.00 t/hari – Tamat
MYD17 Application Cheat Sheet

MYD17 Application Cheat Sheet

  • What is COP23?

COP23 is the 23nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is the main annual meeting of all nations under the UNFCCC to build and strengthen intergovernmental climate policy.

COP23 will be held from November 6-17, 2017, in Bonn, Germany.

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  • Who is Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD)?

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is the voice of the Malaysian youth climate movement at Conference of Parties (COP), more formally “the United Nations Climate Change Conference. We strike to represent the demands of a generation working and to advocate for a just, safe, and livable future for all.

Together we are strong

image from WhatToDoAboutClimateChange

  • What is MYD objective?

  1. Represent youth climate movement in Malaysia
  2. Educate Malaysians on UNFCCC and Malaysian climate policy
  3. Hold our leaders accountable for the promises and actions responsible for climate change
  4. Act in solidarity with frontline communities for those suffering the effects of climate change in Malaysia and across the globe

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  • What does the delegation do?

Prior to COP23, delegates are expected to undergo trainings and perform other operational work. Our trainings will cover the 3 primary tracks of MYD: Advocacy, Media and Mobilisation

  1. Advocacy:
    1. tracking policy development and advocacy aspects of the UNFCCC and Malaysia climate change scene;
    2. support MYD strategic policy engagements through lobbying and other associated efforts;
    3. produce policy commentary or knowledge articles which also act as educating tool to the public
  2. Media:
    1. maintain our online social media and website presence;
    2. craft MYD newsletter during COP;
    3. pitch delegation stories to larger media outlets;
    4. write press release and articles to disseminate climate-related  information to educate the public;
    5. track media hits
  3. Mobilisation:
    1. Interact and collaborate with youth from other organisation and nations to plan actions in the UNFCCC space;
    2. coordinate with other action planning hubs

What if climate change is not just about the climate?

Other potential responsibilities on our team include fundraising, logistical support, identifying and facilitating coordination opportunities with other youth-focused groups, leading on artistic elements of action, and more! There is a TON of flexibility in how you use this space.

Delegates will also be constantly producing knowledge articles based on the above tracks, and will be published on PowerShift Malaysia website as part of the training. Besides, we will have the opportunity to work with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world, all while organizing direct actions, coordinating media outreach, and lobbying government delegates.

We are open to new and creative ideas on how our delegation can most effectively push for the world we need.

  • What will MYD 2017 program look like?

Month Agenda
March
  • Recruitment
April
  • Retreat
  • COP crash course #1
  • MYD buddies experience sharing + understanding youth role in YOUNGO
May
  • Parliament visit
June
  • Understanding Malaysia Constituency
  • Engagement with CSO and Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE)
  • Updates from Bonn Intersectional
July
  • COP crash course #2
  • Understanding Malaysia Climate Change Policies + National Determined Contribution (NDC)
  • Understanding Media/Campaigning/Journalism in Climate Change
August
  • Understanding Politic, Economics and Climate Change
  • COP Stimulation
September
  • Training series to be suggested by MYD17 member
  • Training series to be suggested by MYD17 member
October
  • Pre COP Briefing
  • Re-Engagement with CSO and Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE)
November
  • COP23
December
  • Post COP Forum

*all agenda listed above are subjected to change

  • What are we going to do in COP23?

We are expected to track the negotiation process and report back to local and online audiences via social media updates and articles writing. You also have the chance to take part in youth-led mobilisations or actions that will be happening in or outside of the venue, together with youth/people coming from different countries in the world.

You will also be the youth representative of Malaysia to introduce Malaysia’s condition and having the chance to learn A LOT more about the climate change issue in terms of a global perspective. 

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For a better picture, you may read the article collections of MYD 2015 in COP21:

http://powershiftmalaysia.org.my/malaysia-youth-delegation-articles-during-cop21/

  • Who are we looking for? (eligibility)

We welcome any Malaysian youths (age 18-30 by 1st Nov 2017) or youths who are currently based in Malaysia. If you are a Malaysian citizen who is overseas, you are welcomed to apply too!

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MYD is hoping to have a diverse team of climate fighters: from action-oriented climate advocators to climate policy geeks and climate storytellers. No prior or minimum requirement is needed, as we believe everyone is here to learn. If you are a risk-taker who is willing to step out from your comfort zone and constantly challenge yourself, we want you!

  • How does the commitment looks like?

Delegates are expected to begin work once the MYD 2017 team is formed. Delegates are expected to commit ~6 hours per week on preparations for COP23 from April 2017 onward. A crucial aspect of this is participating in bi-weekly conference calls with other delegation members. This time commitment will increase as the negotiations draw closer.

Additionally, if you are accepted to the delegation, that does not automatically qualified you to attend COP23. We will eventually select the final COP23 delegation based on your commitment level throughout the pre-COP period.

Note that your commitment will fluctuate depending on your role in the team.

  • Do I need to pay for anything?

We will do our very best to make this program financially accessible to all delegates – and with that said, delegates are inevitably responsible for covering their travel, housing, and food expenses. We will work to secure grants, hold fundraisers, and help raise money to cover trip expenses. Delegates also typically undertake individual efforts to raise funds to cover their costs of attendance.

Additionally, if you are accepted to the delegation, that does not automatically qualified you to attend COP23. We will eventually select the final COP23 delegation based on your commitment level throughout the pre-COP period.

  • So, what should i do now?

Tunggu apa lagi(wait no more) ?! Join MYD je laaaa.

Come at me bro

Apply here:

http://powershiftmalaysia.org.my/apply-now-join-malaysian-youth-delegation-myd-2017-intake/

  • When is the deadline?

31st March 2017 23:59 (GMT8+)

  • What i need to do after i send in my application form?

Please take note that your application will ONLY be processed after we receive the requested Creative/Writing component from you as part of the application criteria. Kindly send to powershiftmsia@gmail.com latest by 31 March 2017 23:59 GMT8+.

Kindly email us at powershiftmsia@gmail.com if you have not receive any reply from us after your submission.

First round of interview will be out by 20th March and you will be informed regardless of being shortlisted or not. Applicants will then be called for an online screening interview.

  • What is next ?

All applicants will be invited to join our annual MYD retreat which will fall on 15th to 16th April 2017. Attendance are highly encourage.

You will go through an overview of what to expect throughout the commitment period, capacity building as well as team building sessions. You will also get the chance to interact with alumni members through experience sharing which is essential to ensure transfer of knowledge. Minimum charge will be borne by the applicants

  • Who should i contact if i have query?

You can contact us at 016-3376768 or email us @ powershiftmsia@gmail.com

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Last but not least, we will end this with a climate change meme

 

APPLY NOW to join the Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) — 2017 Intake

APPLY NOW to join the Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) — 2017 Intake

CLIMATE CHANGE NEVER SLEEP, SO DO WE

YES, climate change is happening when you are reading this post. AND WE NEED YOU

Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is recruiting for our 2017 intake to the COP23, this year at Bonn, Germany – the Headquarters of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Are you excited yet? 😀 (We are!)

*Alternatively, you can click HERE for the application 

Application deadline: 31 March, 11:59p.m. GMT8+

For those who missed the best part, here’s a basic explanation of what we do and why YOU are important to be part of this movement, in 5 minutes or less. 

Click here and here to see what other past MYD members/partners said about their experiences with us.

You can also find a collection of articles from MYD2016 and MYD2015 here to have a sneak peek on what we do in the past. Alternatively, if you are sooo keen and sooo into reading more about us, you may search “MYD” on our website to find out the comprehensive list of MYD articles!

Lastly, feel free to contact us at powershiftmsia@gmail.com or +6016-3376768 if you want to know more about MYD. 

Why MYD needs YOU-th

Why MYD needs YOU-th

Apa tu MYD ?

MYD at COP22

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is the voice of the Malaysian youth climate movement at Conference of Parties (COP), more formally “the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Made up of dedicated and inspiring youth leaders from across the country, the delegation represents the demands of a generation working to create a just, safe, and livable future for all.

MYD objectives are to:

  • Represent youth climate movement in Malaysia

  • Educate Malaysians on UNFCCC and Malaysian climate policy

  • Hold our leaders accountable for the promises and actions responsible for climate change

  • Act in solidarity with frontline communities for those suffering the effects of climate change in Malaysia and across the globe

Erm … what is COP?

COPs are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They serve as the supreme decision-making body of the Convention to assess progress in dealing with climate change

This year, COP will be held at its “home base” in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017.

UNFCCC Headquarters at Bonn, Germany. Image by Adopt a Negotiator 

Soooo, what does MYD really do?

The Paris Agreement was adopted on 12th December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016. The whole process took less than one year. This shows that the world as a whole agreed on a path forward, a path to keep warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, and for the first time to pursue efforts to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees C.

Thus, YOUth involvement is vital to reshape this process in a way that meets the needs of our communities, and our planet when our future is being negotiated!

The delegation will be facing many challenges within and outside of the UN framework. We’re looking for excited, talented, inspiring young people to join us this year. Our focus will be in growing real change, both at COP and beyond.

The structure of the programme and delegation will be in three primary tracks: Advocacy, Media and Mobilisation. Here are a few examples of what you might do as a delegate within each of these tracks:

  1. Advocacy:
    • tracking policy development and advocacy aspects of the UNFCCC and Malaysia climate change scene;
    • support MYD strategic policy engagements through lobbying and other associated efforts;
    • produce policy commentary or knowledge articles which also act as educating tool to the public
  2. Media:
    • maintain our online social media and website presence;
    • craft MYD newsletter during COP;
    • pitch delegation stories to larger media outlets;
    • write press release;
    • track media hits
  3. Mobilisation:
    • plan actions in the UNFCCC space;
    • coordinate with other action planning hubs

Other potential responsibilities on our team include fundraising, logistical support, identifying and facilitating coordination opportunities with other youth-focused groups, leading on artistic elements of action, and more! There is a TON of flexibility in how you use this space. We are open to new and creative ideas on how our delegation can most effectively push for the world we need.

(Spoiler ahead. If you want to know more, please continue to read. Don’t say we didn’t warn you)

What MYD will do ?

Throughout the year, we will be organising training series which the topics will be on UNFCCC and related to Malaysia climate policy and also engagement activities

The tentative agenda are as below.

Month Agenda
March
  • Recruitment
April
  • Retreat
  • COP crash course #1
  • MYD buddies experience sharing + understanding youth role in YOUNGO
May
  • Parliament visit
June
  • Understanding Malaysia Constituency
  • Engagement with CSO and Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE)
  • Updates from Bonn Intersectional
July
  • COP crash course #2
  • Understanding Malaysia Climate Change Policies + National Determined Contribution (NDC)
  • Understanding Media/Campaigning/Journalism in Climate Change
August
  • Understanding Politic, Economics and Climate Change
  • COP Stimulation
September
  • Training series to be suggested by MYD17 member
  • Training series to be suggested by MYD17 member
October
  • Pre COP Briefing
  • Re-Engagement with CSO and Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE)
November
  • COP23
December
  • Post COP Forum

*all agenda listed above are subjected to change

MYD moments of impact

MYD2015 @ COP21

MYD2016 @ COP22

A tired day at the negotiation

Youth action @ COP22

Light moment with Malaysian Negotiator and CSO during COP

MYD member giving intervention at COP21

Post COP22 Forum

MYD member voicing out on youth participation and the post-Marrakech scenario

(Take a deep breath, MAJOR SPOILER below)

Application is opening real SOON and we need you!

We always believe YOU-th are the solution. We are opening our application for Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) to this year’s COP23, @ Bonn, Germany! STAY TUNED

All applicants will be called for an online screening interview. Then, we will be hosting an in-person retreat for all applicants, which will be held on the weekend of 8th & 9th April (tentative). Location is yet to be determined. The  applicants only will be selected and notified one week after the retreat.

Throughout the entire COP23 journey, the delegation will have the opportunity to work with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world, all while organizing direct actions, coordinating media outreach, and lobbying government delegates.

New delegate applications are starting from 6th March 2017, Monday 

For any questions, contact us at powershiftmsia@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your application!

You can also follow us on Twitter @PowerShiftMsia or like us on FB Power Shift Malaysia

My Passion For Climate Change Negotiation Process

My Passion For Climate Change Negotiation Process

The best times are usually unplanned, random and spontaneous!

I would need to agree on this for the time when we (Emily, Jasmine and I) were heading to Singapore to attend a training session organised by Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYCA). The trip was planned last minute (to be specific, one night before), but the outcome is truly fruitful and #YOLO.

Climate Change never sleep, so do we!

Climate Change never sleep, so do we!

I will start with the #YOLO first. The training session fall on Saturday morning. As all of us need to work on the Friday, we decided it is a good idea to take bus to Singapore during the midnight. Indeed, it is a good idea due to lesser carbon footprint and cheaper … until we reached Singapore.

We missed the bus station we suppose to arrive at and heading straight into the heart of Singapore. Well, this is not that bad after all. At least we get the chance to go sightseeing. Walking around the street of Singapore make me realise that street lights are almost everywhere. I am wondering how much energy did they consume per day just to light up the every corner of the streets. Thanks to the MRT that start operating as early as 5.30 am, we were able to reach our accommodation before sunrise. Not forgetting to mention that we only manage to sleep for 3 hours, thus the YOLO-ness enhanced.

By taking their public transportation, I realised it is much more cheaper if go cashless which roughly can saved up to 30%. In Malaysia, going cashless only saved us a few cents. I think Prasarana Malaysia should learn from them.

This Red Box is totally different with the RED BOX in Malaysia #ifyouknowwhatimean

This Red Box is totally different with the RED BOX in Malaysia #ifyouknowwhatimean

The training session held at Red Box. Red Box is run by Youth Corps Singapore which is part of government initiatives with the objective to provides volunteering opportunities for youths through ad-hoc, regular and project-based service projects.

Two trainers were invited for the training, who are Sandeep Chamling Rai, Senior Advisor, Global Climate and Energy Initiative, WWF and Melissa Low of Energy Studies Institute, NUS.

Still remember I said that the outcome is fruitful and #YOLO at the beginning? This is where the fruitful part comes in.

Mr. Sandeep started the training by giving us an overview of the history timeline of COP from the very first Earth Summit to the infamous COP15 until the recent COP21. He raised his concern on the misconception from both the public as well as the media thinking that Paris Agreement is the first climate agreement. In fact, even before the Paris Agreement, we already has Kyoto Protocol, a legally binding agreement which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Sandeep

Sandeep Chamling Rai, Senior Advisor, Global Climate and Energy Initiative, WWF

He then pinpointed the key feature of the Paris Agreement. He also mentioned about the limitation of Paris Agreement i.e no finance figure in the text after 2020. Ultimately, he told us on the expectation on COP22.

To reiterate, Paris Agreement requires all countries to prepare nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to outline the climate action plans and report on progress. Countries must submit updated NDCs every five years and must be more ambitious than previous NDC. As of now, 162 out of 190 countries already submitted their NDC. Based on the current submitted NDC, the temperature would still increase 2.7°C above pre-industrial level. Thus, starting from COP22, huge efforts will be needed to overcome the gap between the ambition of the agreement and the emission reductions pledged by the Countries.

Personally I felt this session is refreshing as he helped me to recall what I had studied since I joined MYD last year.

Melissa session focused on Singapore position and role in UNFCCC process. Albeit the points are not directly related to Malaysia, they are still some good to know facts. Singapore contribute only around 0.11% of global emission while Malaysia contribute approximately 0.6% of global emission (based on NDC).

During her session, one of the audience raised up an interesting point about the global emission contribution. Countries need to submit their national GHG inventories. The GHG data reported by the countries are estimated from direct GHG only. In other words, the data only calculate from point source emission and indirect GHG is not taken into calculation.

Singaporeans have high purchasing power which leads to higher consumerism. Most of the products are imported from other countries like China but the carbon footprint that produced before reaching Singapore are not included in the calculation. One of the solution suggested is to urge the corporates and organisations to adopt and implement Greenhouse Gas Protocol in managing and reporting their GHG emission. 3 different categories of emission (Scope 1,2,3) were established to avoid ‘double-counting’ of emissions, and is also intended to help organizations categorize GHG into those that they control (e.g. Scope 1) versus those that they can influence (e.g. Scope 3). For more info, please click HERE

Melissa Low of Energy Research Institute, NUS

Melissa Low of Energy Research Institute, NUS

When comes to UNFCCC climate conference, the plenary is not just about negotiating the what and how of climate change but instead it is an international battleground for the diplomats. Countries such as Singapore sending out national delegates who are representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affair. Most of the time, the representative from Ministry of Foreign Affair are well trained in communicating with foreign governments and international organisations as well as coordinating and carried out policy. In regardless of this conference, these are also part of their job scope.

Since Paris Agreement had been adopted last year, the major “talking” part consider over. Starting from COP22 onward, the focus will be more on the implementation of the agreement itself. Due to these, the national delegates of Singapore for this coming year will be coming from Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. *geddit?*

Mandatory Climate Sign in front of Marina Bay Sands

Mandatory Climate Sign in front of Marina Bay Sands

In a nutshell, this short getaway rekindles my passion for climate change negotiation process. It’s also really feel great to reconnect with my like-minded friends. Aside from these, it is also a pleasure to meet Miss Lastrina again. She recently won the EcoFriend Award 2016 (Youth and Student Category) for her dedication towards environmental conservation. #proudofher

p/s: I interviewed here right after we get back from COP21. Wanted to know more? Click HERE.