Join LCOY HK and Grasp the Chance to Fight Climate Change
The sixth assessment report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published in August 2021 revealed “climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying”. The report was called “a code red for humanity” by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The vulnerable groups and the minorities are at the brunt of climate change. The repercussions of climate change are not borne equally in terms of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, and the like. However, the rights and living quality of the vulnerable groups and the minorities under climate change are overlooked during the decision-making process. Therefore, the civil societies were asking for "Climate Justice Now" at the 2021 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).
On the other hand, the Hong Kong government published Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 in October last year. It set out the vision of “Zero-carbon Emissions ‧ Liveable City ‧ Sustainable Development” and outlines the targets and strategies to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. To fight against the climate crisis, promote climate justice and achieve carbon neutrality, CCIL, along with Hong Kong Youth for Climate Action (HKYCA) and Network of Environmental Student Societies (NESS), co-organise the Local Conference of Youths Hong Kong 2021 (LCOY HK 2021) . This is the platform for youth to get involved in climate change, to connect and empower each other to be global, national and local climate leaders, creative problem solvers, advocates and networkers through knowledge-sharing and networking. There will be a series of games, seminars, panel discussions and interactive workshops. We will have speakers all over the world to share their experiences and passions for climate actions to empower youth in Hong Kong. With all of us embracing a zero-carbon Hong Kong, we will make a difference!
LCOY HK 2021 Event Details
Theme: Be a Climate Justice Youth Leader!
Date: 26 - 27 February 2022 (Saturday& Sunday)
Time: 9:00 - 13:30 on 26 February 2022 (Saturday)
9:00 - 16:30 on 27 February 2022 (Sunday)
Language: Primarily Cantonese, supplemented with English in selected sessions
Eligibility: Young people aged 15 to 35
Quota of participants: A limited quota will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis
Activity cost: Free of charge
1. The 2021 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) Hong Kong Youth Delegates Sharing
2. International Sharing on Climate
3. Climate Justice & Just Transition
4. Local Climate Youth Groups Sharing
5. Climate Adaptation Design Thinking Workshop
6. Climate Negotiation and Position Paper Writing
Hong Kong young professionals attended previous the United Nations Conferences of Youth (COYs) and the Conferences of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COPs) with experienced in position paper writing will share their experiences and skills with participants. Participants will be grouped to prepare and write position papers covering the climate issues they concerned the most. The position papers will be documented and submitted to YOUNGO under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as part of the global youth climate positioning at the 17th United Nations Conference of Youth (COY17) and the 2022 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in 2022.
LCOY HK 2021 is now open to enrollment. The application deadline is 18 February 2022 (Friday).
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