#MYDTrainingSeries: Climate Negotiations 101

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is organizing its 7th Training Series on the 25th of August 2018. This time around, we will be hosting a mini crash course on climate change negotiations!

We welcome Dr. Christine Fletcher, the Head of Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management from ERE Consulting Group, to give us a 101 on climate change negotiations. Her technical background landed her on several missions with the Malaysian delegation, headed by the then Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), to navigate through the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries (REDD) program, which was an emerging and controversial UNFCCC agenda in the mid-2000s. From 2005 to 2011, she followed land-use related agendas in meetings, particularly of the technical nature. While attending these meetings abroad with delegates from all over the world, she learned two things: (i) that these meetings were not solving the rising emission problem but were adding to the emissions inventory instead, and (ii) that climate change negotiation is a dynamic process; preparation and strategy are key. She has since retired from the climate negotiation scene but would like to share her experiences and lessons learned as a word of advice for future climate negotiation enthusiasts.

The event is free and open to the public, so bring your family and friends to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at climate change negotiations! We will have light refreshments after the training. Please bring your own utensils in an effort to go green. Below are the details of the event:

Details

Date: 25th August 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 9.30 am – 1 pm

Speaker: Dr. Christine Feltcher, Head of Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management from ERE Consulting Group

Venue:

Perbadanan Kota Buku

Tingkat 24, Menara Maju, 1001, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit,

50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Location

Please register via the link below: 

Registration

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is a group of passionate Malaysian individuals who represent the local youth climate movement at international climate conferences, such as the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Dedicated to raising awareness of climate policies amongst Malaysians, the youth are mentored and trained to translate technical policies into more relevant and relatable information for the public. MYD holds speaking engagements with various climate organizations to better understand the current landscape of local and international climate policies. In doing so, MYD endeavors to hold Malaysian leaders accountable for the promises made at international climate summits.

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