WAGGGS at COP17
The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol, will be held in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 8 December 2011. The Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change which also adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of its provisions. Find out more about the UNFCCC.
We think it is important to recognize the role of young people in the UNFCCC negotiations, since we are the ones, who are going to experience the consequences of climate change at a large scale
Who is on board
The WAGGGS delegation, which includes 17 youth delegates from 13 different countries, will ensure the voice of girls and young women will be taken into account at those negotiations. Find out about the young WAGGGS representatives and why they want to make a difference in Durban.
What are they doing
WAGGGS seeks to influence decision-making at global level to ensure a stable climate and sustainable environment for the generations to come. The delegation also promotes our MOs work to help save the planet, in this case with a focus on Africa. Read more about the planned activities for Durban. Check out their blog and video entries and daily updates.
How you can join in
Whether in Durban or not - everybody can make a difference and together we can save our planet. Wherever you are, join us on 29 November 2011 for a special action on Young and Future Generations (YoFuGe) Day. The YoFuGe Day is a day dedicated to young and future generations during COP and WAGGGS members around the world will take the opportunity to do an excited action to raise awareness on climate change in public.
The information of this great activity is going to be on the YoFuGe page soon. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE and plan to get involved with your Girl Guide and Girl Scout group and get ready to enjoy it.
COP 17 Resources
All the key messages, communication and advocacy tools you need to follow the COP 17 youth delegates' lead and take action on climate change!
WAGGGS at previous COPs
|You have been negotiating my whole life – you cannot tell me you need more time
Youth theme at COPs