Category: MYD2018

We’re in Bangkok for SB48-2!

MYD is currently tracking the negotiations on the Paris Agreement Work Programme United Nations Conference Center in BangkokPic: UNFCCC UNFCCC climate negotiations resumed today in Bangkok, kicking off with opening plenaries for SBSTA 48-2, SBI 48-2 and APA 1-6. But why are we in Bangkok? In a typical year, intersessional negotiations are held in Bonn…

APCW 2018: Johore to Singapore Everyday

Image courtesy of TODAYOnline: The view of causeway bridge (Johore-Singapore) Asia Pacific Climate Week 2018 (APCW) was held at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore and Johore observes the start of the weekend on Friday whereas Singapore starts its weekend on Saturday. Before the event started, all the members of Malaysia Youth Delegation who participated in APCW…

MYD meets YB Yeo!

It was the 26th of July 2018 and the Malaysian Youth Delegation met YB Yeo Bee Yin, the Minister for Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) in the Parliament. To know more about how the meeting fared, the members of  MYD18 share their reflections. Were we excited before the meeting?      …

Indigenous People’s traditional knowledge and climate change – Taiwan’s perspective

“Indigenous Peoples (IPs) are on the frontline to suffer! Meanwhile, they’ve been inherited from the wisdom of thousand years in combating threat of climate change, too.” claimed Prof. Dr. Chien-Te Fan, Professor for National Tsing-Hua University and Director for Institute of Law for Science and Technology. The third seminar in Taiwan enlightened us with Indigenous…

A Negotiator’s Understanding of the Complications for Indigenous People’s Engagement in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Indigenous peoples (IPs), defined by Indigenous Survival International are “distinct cultural communities with unique land and other rights based on historical use and occupancy… whose cultures, economies and identities are inextricably tied to their traditional lands and resources”. They are self-defined as descendants of original inhabitants which share strong spiritual and economic attachment. With the…

Rethinking Urban Transportation

On the first day of the Asia Pacific Carbon Week 2018, I attended a panel titled “Transport in Cities – Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders Working Together to Deliver Low Carbon Urban Mobility”. The panel was straightforward in its presentation, delivering technological solutions that have tackled urban mobility challenges. However, I found myself thinking about the…

The Mouse and The Elephant at KWAP Inspire

The Malaysian Youth Delegation representatives such as myself along with Syahirah and Jasmin had the chance to participate in the KWAP Inspire: Environmental Conference 2018 hosted by Kumpulan Persaraan (Diperbadankan) also known as The Retirement Fund (Incorporated). It was a two days conference, held on the 17th and 18th July 2018 at Grand Hyatt, Kuala…

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