Last week our COP 20 delegate Dewy was featured in the East and Bays Courier - read their article below to find out about her experiences in Tacloban, and why she's so passionate about climate change issues.
Yesterday, the Western Leader wrote about our COP 20 delegates Benjamin Brooking, Renee Annan, Kern Mangan-Walker and Yong Ly travelling to Lima.
This weekend we had a great time meeting our COP 19 delegates Natalie, Saskia, Lisa and Jerome for their Training Weekend at AUT Business School in Auckland.
The delegates were fortunate enough to hear from experts Jim Salinger, an Auckland-based climate scientist and author of the new book Living in a Warmer World, Barry Coates, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand, and Geoff Keey, Global Campaign Coordinator for Climate Action Network International, about the policy outcomes they should expect from the Conference.
Delegates also learned more about the logistics of the Conference, which will host 9,000 people in Warsaw over the course of two weeks, and about what to expect from the annual Conference of Youth which will take place in the final days before the negotiations commence.
Another highlight was Skyping fellow Kiwi youth from the New Zealand Youth Delegation (NZYD) at their training session in Wellington. NZYD sends a delegation of young New Zealanders to COP each year.
Our delegates will leave in exactly one week, after a morning briefing with the Government’s climate change negotiators on Monday.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Sarah Trotman and AUT Business School for allowing us to use the beautiful Sir Paul Reeves building for our training.
Last night, the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute held its official launch event in Auckland. The audience, hosted by AUT Business School, heard from members of each of this year’s delegations.
Korey Te Hira shared his experience of attending the World Trade Organisation Public Forum in Geneva in October, and Charlie Lin spoke about meeting his fellow delegates to the upcoming Pacific Youth and Sports Conference in Noumea at their training weekend last month. While he couldn’t come to Auckland for the event, Jerome Cameron, from our UN Climate Change Conference delegation, also shared his reaction to being chosen this week to join the Institute in Warsaw this December:
Take a look here for more photos from the night.