Benjamin Brooking: It's not too late - apply to join me at COP 21!

Applications have almost closed to join AYLI's delegation to COP21 in Paris! There's still time to submit your application. So If you are still trying to make up your mind then have a quick look over these photos I took at last years conference in Lima, Peru. Then hurry and send in your application before the end of the day!

[edit: Unfortunately applications have now closed. But you should still check out the pretty pictures below]

 This was the view from our hostel in Miraflores, Lima. All eight of us shared a room here over the duration of the conference. Tight living means tight friendships!

This was the view from our hostel in Miraflores, Lima. All eight of us shared a room here over the duration of the conference. Tight living means tight friendships!

 I had accreditation for the second week of the conference, so I was free to explore the city and all the parallel events around COP. I figured I should I start at the beach.

I had accreditation for the second week of the conference, so I was free to explore the city and all the parallel events around COP. I figured I should I start at the beach.

 This was an old apartment building rented out for civil society members to meet and work for the duration of the conference. A place for passionate young people to get involved in climate activism.

This was an old apartment building rented out for civil society members to meet and work for the duration of the conference. A place for passionate young people to get involved in climate activism.

 There were many events related to COP going on around Lima. This was a development simulation to get people to consider possibilities of development alongside de-carbonization...

There were many events related to COP going on around Lima. This was a development simulation to get people to consider possibilities of development alongside de-carbonization...

 ...and Helen Clark dropped by for a talk.

...and Helen Clark dropped by for a talk.

 The bus going in to COP. These chartered buses ran from suburbs where negotiators and participants were staying. The irony of the sweltering heat generated by a busload of climate campaigners and negotiators every morning was a nice touch. 

The bus going in to COP. These chartered buses ran from suburbs where negotiators and participants were staying. The irony of the sweltering heat generated by a busload of climate campaigners and negotiators every morning was a nice touch. 

 Peru's Pentagonito - the military headquarters sitting next to the conference centre.

Peru's Pentagonito - the military headquarters sitting next to the conference centre.

 Each morning the Youth NGO's (YOUNGO's) meet and plan for the day. 

Each morning the Youth NGO's (YOUNGO's) meet and plan for the day. 

 Hallway between the plenarys. Another ironically sweltering spot for climate campaigners and negotiators to meet.ouY

Hallway between the plenarys. Another ironically sweltering spot for climate campaigners and negotiators to meet.ouY

 Youth engage in discussions around the conference centre.

Youth engage in discussions around the conference centre.

 There are so many fascinating side-events that it's hard to decide what to attend.

There are so many fascinating side-events that it's hard to decide what to attend.

 And convening in the summertime meant working outside was a must. Unfortunately Paris will be colder.

And convening in the summertime meant working outside was a must. Unfortunately Paris will be colder.

 AYLI and NZYD youth meeting up between meetings and negotiations.

AYLI and NZYD youth meeting up between meetings and negotiations.

 Youth from the Intergenerational Equity working group or YOUNGO hosting a media briefing. I was asked to organise the briefing with the UN. You often find yourself doing things you never expected at COP.

Youth from the Intergenerational Equity working group or YOUNGO hosting a media briefing. I was asked to organise the briefing with the UN. You often find yourself doing things you never expected at COP.

 Kiwi's taking a breather from the action.

Kiwi's taking a breather from the action.

 The plenary hall, where lots of the dramatic stuff happens (like running days overtime and finally closing the ADP to dramatic applause in the wee hours of a Sunday morning).

The plenary hall, where lots of the dramatic stuff happens (like running days overtime and finally closing the ADP to dramatic applause in the wee hours of a Sunday morning).

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