The Second Session of the 3rd Climate Advocacy Training for Youth (CATY)
The second session themed on “Climate Change and International Climate Movement” was successfully held online on 30 April 2022. It aims to enhance students’ understanding and knowledge about the history and development of international climate conventions and conferences, and inspire youth to engage in the international climate movement.
Starting with the sharing by Mr. John Sayer, Executive Director of Deloitte CarbonCare Asia, he shared his personal experience and insight into taking part in international climate conventions, takeaways from the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Climate Pact and the major debates of the 2022 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). John’s sharing threw light on the development of the international climate movement and stirred up reflective and intriguing questions from students.
Next, we invited 3 international climate youth activists to share their experience and insight into how to take part in the international climate youth movement actively and effectively and how to link it with local climate youth actions. They are (1) Marie-Claire, Focal Point at YOUNGO to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), (2) Hailey Campbell, Interim Executive Director at Care About Climate and (3) Raeed Ali, Greenpreneurs Pacific Regional Coordinator at Youth Climate Lab. They shared their experience of participating in COP, the threats of climate crisis in their regions, and how to promote and advocate for more ambitious climate actions by various means and indeed solidarity of global youths.
CCIL is delighted to see students enjoy sharing from experienced climate activists and raising inspiring questions. Besides, after two online lessons, we are looking forward to meeting our passionate students in person and interacting with them next week.