Climate Advocacy Training for Youth

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Climate Advocacy Training for Youths (CATY) empowers Hong Kong youth with talent regarding social awareness and international events on sustainability policy. The training and direct experience will be designed to equip them to play a more effective role in international conferences, debates and institutional processes on climate and sustainability issues. Outstanding students will be selected as youth delegates of Hong Kong to participate in the international climate forums, like COP27 2022, Youth4Climate or UN Asia-Pacific Climate Week. 

Training Syllabus

This course is intended for those youths who are motivated by the vision of a sustainable world, who aspire to be climate advocates against the climate emergency, and who will link local and global actions. Participants will learn from leaders, experts and youth advocates from Hong Kong and overseas and will gain valuable and relevant skills.

Students will come away with :

  • Understanding of the international conventions, agreements, multilateral organizations on climate change and related major environmental and social issues. 
  • How you can make your voice heard in international forums and local community
  • Tools and frameworks to influence pressing global issues on climate change and sustainability
  • Action plans about how to implement an advocacy campaign on climate issues in your chosen space

Topics to be covered in the training course:

Module 1: Introduction of Climate Advocacy
Module 2: Climate Change and Local Youth Movement
Module 3: Advocacy Skills: Media and Communication
Module 4: Advocacy Skills: Persuasive Speech 
Module 5: Community Project Presentation and Graduation Ceremony
 

Interactive online teaching styles, practical applications and participatory methods will be adopted to build knowledge and experience. For details, please refer to the PDF course syllabus.

Our Prosperous Lecturers

Beatrice Tulagan
Regional Organizing Specialist
350.org
Chong Chan Yau
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
CarbonCare InnoLab
Chung Sum Yue, Natalie
Co-Founder and Director
V’air Hong Kong
Hahn Chu
Director of Environmental Advocacy
The Green Earth
Marie-Claire Graf
Focal Point of YOUNGO to the UNFCCC and boarder UN
John Sayer
Research Director
CarbonCare InnoLab
Yamide Dagnet
Director
Climate Negotiations, World Resources Institute
Beatrice Tulagan
Regional Organizing Specialist
350.org
Chong Chan Yau
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
CarbonCare InnoLab
Chung Sum Yue, Natalie
Co-Founder and Director
V’air Hong Kong
Hahn Chu
Director of Environmental Advocacy
The Green Earth
Marie-Claire Graf
Focal Point of YOUNGO to the UNFCCC and boarder UN
John Sayer
Research Director
CarbonCare InnoLab
Yamide Dagnet
Director
Climate Negotiations, World Resources Institute

Application Procedures

Who can participate in the Climate Advocacy Training for Youth (CATY) programme?

  • Will be aged between 18 and 35 on the date that you attend the training
  • Hong Kong permanent identity card holder
  • Can commit to our Climate Advocacy Training for Youth Programme on every Saturday for around 5 months from Nov 2021 to Mar 2022.
  • Enthusiasm in climate change, environmental and social justice issues and are passionate about making a positive difference to the society
  • Want to be the driving force behind local and international climate issues
  • Equipped with language, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Committed to serving the Hong Kong community, preferably with commendable experience in volunteer or community service

How to apply

  • Fill in the online application form and submit all necessary supporting documents on or before 17 September 2021 to Blaire Ho: blaire.ho@ccinnolab.org, with an email title of [CATY 2021_Your full name].

    Documents included:
    - A Curriculum Vitae
    - Copies of certificates of academic/ professional qualifications
    - Official transcripts and grading schemes of all tertiary level studies
    - A photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card

  • Submit a 400 words of personal statement in Chinese to introduce yourself and the reasons why you want to join this programme and;

  • Submit a 800 -2,000 words of essay in English with one of the following topics on or before 17 September 2021 to email: blaire.ho@ccinnolab.org, with an email title of [CATY 2021_Your full name_Submission of assignments].

    - What are the pros and cons of the current Hong Kong long term decarbonization plan?

    - What are the impacts brought by climate change? Why does it matter to youth and children?

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview during September and October 2021. This training is free for all successful applicants. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to participants subject to 80% attendance rate of all modules.

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