Climate Advocacy Training for Youth

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Climate Advocacy Training for Youths (CATY) raise the awareness of Hong Kong youth on sustainable development policies and international climate events. 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 2021 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), Youth4Climate or Asia-Pacific Climate Week.

Training Syllabus

This course aims to empower youths who are motivated by the vision of a sustainable world and aspire to be climate advocates against the climate emergency. Participants will learn from leaders, experts and youth advocates from Hong Kong and overseas and will gain valuable and relevant climate advocacy 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: Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Justice
Module 2: Climate Negotiation at International Level
Module 3: Climate Change and the International Youth Movement
Module 4: Regional Climate Change environment- Asia Pacific and Hong Kong
Module 5: Climate Communication: Speaking and writing skills
Module 6: Climate Communication: Advocacy and lobbying skills
Module 7: Climate Negotiations Simulation Session
Module 8: Community Project Presentation and Graduation Ceremony

Our Prosperous Lecturers

Beatrice Tulagan
Regional Organizing Specialist,
350.org
Cheryl Cadeline Lee
Youth Environmentalist
Chong Chan Yau
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer,
CarbonCare InnoLab
Lawrence Iu
Programme Manager,
HK2050isNow
Marie-Claire Graf
Focal Point, YOUNGO to the UNFCCC and boarder UN
John Sayer
Research Director,
CarbonCare InnoLab
Yamide Dagnet
Director of Climate Negotiations, World Resources Institute
Beatrice Tulagan
Regional Organizing Specialist,
350.org
Cheryl Cadeline Lee
Youth Environmentalist
Chong Chan Yau
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer,
CarbonCare InnoLab
Lawrence Iu
Programme Manager,
HK2050isNow
Marie-Claire Graf
Focal Point, YOUNGO to the UNFCCC and boarder UN
John Sayer
Research Director,
CarbonCare InnoLab
Yamide Dagnet
Director of 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.
  • Show 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

Frequently asked questions

Hong Kong Youth Delegates to COP26

The first Climate Advocacy Training for Youth (CATY) was completed and six outstanding graduates were shortlisted as the Hong Kong Youth Delegates. Together with CCIL’s observer team, they will attend the 2021 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.

Blaire Ho
Wai Fun Ho
Hermia Chan
Mark Cheung
Priscilla Lin
Ryan Fung
Blaire Ho
Wai Fun Ho
Hermia Chan
Mark Cheung
Priscilla Lin
Ryan Fung

Event Highlights

 

Highlights of Conference of Parties (COP)

COP25 Photo

The 2021 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26)

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COP25 Photo

The 2019 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25)

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COP24 Photo

The 2018 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24)

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