What’s next at the December Climate Change Talks? COP21

What’s next at the December Climate Change Talks? COP21

Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador at large for climate change, Asia and Oceania.

Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador at large for climate change, Asia and Oceania.

Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador at large for climate change, Asia and Oceania.

The December UN Climate Change conference in Paris offers a last chance to reach a deal that would keep global warming from reaching risky levels, says UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. But with greenhouse gasses projected to rise to more than 4 Celsius, can countries even make the necessary cuts? And how will the Paris talks succeed when previous conferences have failed to come up with any concrete pledges? Here to answer these questions is France’s Ambassador at large for climate change for Asia and Oceania, Philippe Zeller.

Original Podcast : http://www.bfm.my/philippe-zeller-what-next-at-the-december-climate-change-talks.html

Presenting… the MALAYSIAN YOUTH DELEGATION!

Presenting… the MALAYSIAN YOUTH DELEGATION!

We are the MYD!

By Rachel Loh & Chua Wan Ji

MYD or The Malaysian Youth Delegation is made up of 23 youths who hail from Malaysia, just like you and me. They are just like Abu and Ah Chai or Siti and Kumar or Mei mei and Jane… you get the idea. The point that needs to be emphasized here is that, we are no children of rock stars or the VVIP, we do not possess any superhuman powers, and no, we are not rich nor influential like the Stark’s family.

The MYD was formed because each of us carried something small and invisible within us–a burning pinch of determination and passion to create a just, safe, and livable future for all. We pay attention to issues closed to heart such the climate, the environment and the carbon footprints left by the generations alive today. There is no doubt that many others agree on advocating for climate change and the environment, in fact, there are even more that are working in the same direction as where we are heading. For us, we want to be the voice that sings the song in everyone’s heart. By taking the initiative and lead, we want to encourage others to join in the fight for a sustainable future.

Ever since the official announcement of our success in the selection to join the MYD, we have held meetings and trainings, carried out surveys and even attended an interview with Traxx FM, a local radio station! We do all this because we wish to do a terrific job in presenting to you LIVE UPDATES at national conferences such as the ASEAN Power Shift 2015 that is happening tomorrow! Not only that, we want to do an awesome coverage of the pre-event, during-event and even post-event of the United Nations climate conferences, UNFCCC in Paris , France. We are acting in solidarity with frontline communities in Malaysia and across the globe to seek solutions to some of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced.

While we strive to sharpen our skills in various fields (e.g. marketing, editing, fundraising, etc.) to bring the best stories to you, not only you can stay tune to our stories on this website, you can share them with your friends and family on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to spread the awareness. If you want to gain some experience in what we do and learn a tip or two, join us during our training series organized by Power Shift Malaysia!

It is cruel fight against rapid development and massive environmental destruction, but with your full support, we can stand tall and proud in the eyes of the world and fight braver than ever to pursue justice for all that is suffering from the effects of climate change.

p/s: Remember to stay tune to our daily updates on ASEAN Power Shift (APS)  happening 24-26th of July and keep the discussion active! Send us any questions you have to our Twitter account @Powershiftmsia or comment below and we will try to get it answered as soon as possible!

Also, we would like to thank everyone who has shown us their great support in everything that we do, including the recent survey to gather opinions about Climate Change. We have produced a report summary of our findings and it will be used during the Policy Track at APS!  Once again, a sincere THANK YOU to all!

Before we forget, let’s introduce the members of MYD at APS!

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Bottom row (from left): Rachel Loh, Amalen Sathananthar, Lai Yoke Hwa (Thomas), Merryn Chong Top row (from left): Chua Wan Ji, Low Pau Ling (Roxanne), Tan Mei Peng (Jolene), Mohammad Shakirin Bin Shahrul Jamal, FK Bella Septiarani, Oi Yen Tse (Emily),

You can also view our personal profiles here.

#MYD15 – Malaysian Youth Delegation – Malaysian youth climate movement at international United Nations climate conferences, UNFCCC, participants will be mentored and hold engagements with various climate expert bodies and dialogue with Malaysian policy makers and negotiators.

#ASEANPOWERSHIFT – A conference gathering youths from 10 ASEAN countries with the focus on finding pragmatic and possible solutions to tackle climate change and empower youths with skills and knowledge to initiate their own actions. 

#MYD Training Series

#MYD Training Series

#MYD Training Series – Training on UNFCCC negotiations and media work with various climate experts, government bodies and civil society leaders, from July until Nov 2015.  Each sessions will run for 2 hours and will be broadcast live on Google Hangout. Hangout will be available on YouTube for future reference.

Gan Pei Ling (Journalist and Analyst) - Media and Policy Training

Gan Pei Ling (Journalist and Analyst)
– Media and Policy Training

Malaysia is a party in United Nation Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) to combat climate change. However, the voices from the youth are often unheard and not taken into account in national policy making. Reference to Article 6 in UNFCCC, (a(iii) public participation in addressing climate change and its effects and developing adequate responses), we foresee the importance of getting the involvement of public especially youth in climate change negotiation process for a better future.

A series of training is designed to effectively provide the exposure to the UNFCCC processes with the active stakeholders. The list includes, Malaysian Negotiator, Guardian’s top young campaigners to watch in the lead up to COP21, award winning journalists, producers, editors and many more.

Trainer Date Title
Aizyl & Zan Azlee 12 July Podcasting and other new channel of journalism
Linh Do – Australia 20 July How to effectively communicate UNFCCC process and decisions back home?
Chris Wright – Australia 23 July How can youth be effective in influencing the UN climate negotiation?
Yin Shao Loong – IR Researcher 14 Aug Translating the International Climate Agenda to the National Level in Malaysia
Anthony Tan – CETDEM 16 Aug Malaysia’s Civil Society engagement in forming climate policies.
Dr Gary Theseira – Malaysian Negotiator  17 Sept The power-play within the groupings? Current and historically.
Hillary Chiew – Third World Network  28 Sept Climate Change – An overview and state of the international negotiation
Gan Pei Ling – Award winning Journalist  24 Oct Youth and Malaysia’s Media reception on Environment news
Dr Fredolin Tangang – IPCC Panel Scientist  31 Oct IPCC and Climate Science Modelling
Adrian Yeo – #PowerShiftMsia Nov How does UNFCCC works?

 

#MYD – Malaysian Youth Delegation – Malaysian youth climate movement at international United Nations climate conferences, UNFCCC, participants will be mentored and hold engagements with various climate expert bodies and dialogue with Malaysian policy makers and negotiators.

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Civil Society Intervention during SBSTA Bonn 2015 UNFCCC

Civil Society Intervention during SBSTA Bonn 2015 UNFCCC

During the plenary of SBSTA, civil societies were given space to engage with the parties of UNFCCC. Very fortunately, I had the opportunity to deliver an intervention on behalf of Climate Action Network (CAN). The full text of the intervention can be found below.

Adrian Yeo

Thank you co-chairs, I am Adrian Yeo, speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network. Governments need to phase out all fossil fuel emissions as early as possible, but not later than 2050, ensuring that mitigation does not compromise adaptation, food security or social and environmental safeguards.

In line with this, resolving the pending technical issues in relation to REDD+ non-carbon benefits and the development of safeguard information systems is crucial. Without further guidance from SBSTA, there is a risk that safeguards are not being addressed and respected; and result in significant negative social and environmental impacts and jeopardize the ability of REDD+ to mitigate climate change.

The Framework for Various Approaches should develop detailed accounting rules for carbon markets consistent with the overall framework. To promote the highest standards of environmental and social sustainability and to ensure good governance Carbon market eligibility criteria are indispensable.

The fight against climate change does not justify accepting solutions that affect human rights, ignore environmental safeguards, or increase social or gender inequality. And no sector can escape their responsibility to cap and reduce their emissions and pay their fair share of financing, including international shipping and aviation.

Malaysian Intervention in UFCCC

Civil Society Intervention in UNFCCC

Successful Applicants for MYD2015

Successful Applicants for MYD2015

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Youth Caucus during COP14 Poznan, Poland

Thank you for the support and your application. We have received lots of amazing application and below are some of the successful applicants to join the Malaysian Youth Delegataion – MYD2015 to UNFCCC COP21 in Paris. We apologise for those who are not selected and we will get contact you shortly.

  • Mohammad Shakirin Bin Shahrul Jamal
  • Mohd Fahmi Azman Othman
  • Chua Wan Ji
  • Ooi May Chen
  • Tan Sze Ming
  • Nur Fatihah binti Zainal Abidin
  • Choong Merryn
  • Elyas Eric Huil
  • Oi Yen Tse
  • Loh Rachel
  • Nicol Paul Miranda
  • Low Pau Ling
  • Amalen Sathananthar
  • Tan Mei Peng
  • Nur Anisah Binti Abd Manan
  • Michael Jason Campton
  • FK Bella Septiarani
  • Lai Yoke Hwa
  • Chok Pit Yuen
  • Oliver Shawn
  • PV Kumaran
  • Lily Jamaludin
  • Aisyah Mohamed

All successful applicants should have received an invitation from google groups. Please join the mailing list group for the next instructions.

Thank you.

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