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MYD Children and Youth Declaration Speech during the 9th World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur

12th February 2018 Honourable Speaker, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Children and Youth, Good afternoon and Selamat Datang ke Malaysia. My name is Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham from the Malaysian Youth Delegation, and I stand here today with the young people of the world. The Malaysian Youth Delegation is a group of young, passionate Malaysians…

MYD Speak at COP23

Below are some compilation of youth speak during COP23. Xiandi and Mike delivered interventions on behalf of YOUNGO, the UNFCCC youth constituency. Xiandi delivered her intervention at the opening of APA 1-4, while Mike delivered his intervention at the closing of the COP. . Syaqil and Jasmin was interviewed by Climate Tracker, an NGO and research…

Can’t wait #WUF9 you all!

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) held since 2002. The Forum gathers a wide range of experts from every walk of life. Participants of the Forum include, but are not limited to, national, regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professionals,…

Hey, that’s so not coal!

There were several overarching and predominant themes at COP23. Two of which have been the need for increased ambition pre and post-2020 through NDCs, as well as the rise of non-party stakeholders. A third theme I saw across the two weeks was the conversation on coal. Firstly, there was the Climate March on the 4th…

I got kicked out of negotiations at COP23

From the beginning of COP23, I followed the negotiations on global stocktake. I went to every session I could – G77 coordination meetings, working groups, and most importantly, informal consultations between the co-facilitators and the parties. By the afternoon of the 14th of November, the negotiations on GST had come to a conclusion. The parties…

Linking Science and the Global Stocktake

On the 8th November 2017, the German Pavilion had a session on Global Stocktake: Information from the science.The session comprised of leading and influential figures from both the government and scientific fields. It was chaired by Ms. Eliza Norton of the World Resources institute, and the esteemed panelists were: Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Mercator Research Institute…

Let’s talk about Talanoa

“Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?” Those three lines had been my much uttered mantra at COP23. There were extensives talk about the Talanoa Dialogue – a term that I was first being introduced to at the Climate Action Network (CAN) Pre-COP Session on the 5th November…

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