#MYD17 is open!

Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is recruiting for our 2017 intake to the COP23, this year at Bonn, Germany – the Headquarters of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Mooning over Ban Ki-moon

I saw an Asian man walking past one of the booths I was squatting at with a noticeable number of guards and the press. I was surprisingly allowed entry into the tightly-controlled room, and lo and behold – it was Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.  It was one of the most incredible moments of my…

The Life of a Yellow Badge

Preparation to attend the year’s biggest climate negotiations, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) started six months ago. I was elated to have been chosen to represent the Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD). Being of Sri Lankan origin, to enter the Malaysian climate change scene was an achievement in itself for me. Together with a…

马来西亚于第二十二届缔约方会议展示减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案

(马拉喀什, 14日讯) 马来西亚自然资源与环境部部长拿督斯礼万祖奈迪医生今日出席《联合国气候变化框架公约》 (UNFCCC) 在马拉喀什举行的第二十二届缔约方会议(the 22nd Conference of the Parties),为马来西亚阁 (Malaysian Pavilion) 进行开幕仪式,并发表马来西亚致力保护森林的决心,全力推动减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案(REDD+)。在场的《联合国气候变化框架公约》 (UNFCCC) 官员也见证了马来西亚呈递并讲解减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案保障报告 (Malaysia REDD+ Safeguard Report)。 除此之外, 活动当天也邀请了联合国粮食及农业组织 (Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO),越南以及印尼主讲减少毁林和森林退化所致排放量方案在东南亚进行的各项目范例。其他讲座包括非洲西部区域合作森林检测案例,来自世界自然基金会 (WWF) 亨利先生主讲成立多年由马来西亚, 印尼以及文莱一起合作的婆罗之心 (Heart of Borneo) 森林资源管理项目, Carbon Trust 的斯迪芬先生 (Mr Chris Stephens) 分享如何利用森林管理筹资应对气候变化。来自马来西亚猛公湖 (Tasik Temenggor) 班定岛 (Pulau Banding) 的原住民也于现场呈现民主舞蹈, 吸引了许多不同国籍的观众。 马来西亚青年代表团成员嘉斯敏(Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham),张翔隆 (Kelvin Diong Siong Loong),娜察娣拉(Nachatira…

Malaysia and UN REDD+

The Malaysia Pavilion was officially declared open today by the Minister of the Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), YB Dato Sri Dr Haji Wan Junaidi. The event was also graced by the presence of many VIPs which included Malaysia’s Ambassador to Morocco, Dato’ Jamal bin Hassan. 14th of November, 2016 was named UN REDD+ Day…

Climate March in Mummed Marrakech

Last Saturday the MYD team made our way to El Harti Stadium in Marrakech, Morocco for the Climate March that started at 2 pm for a 3km walk with thousands of other NGOs and climate activists. We carried a banner that said ‘Fossil Freeze’ with the Singaporean Youth for Climate Action (SYCA) and chanted together…

Living the Dream

(Bab Ighli, 11th November 2016) It’s day 5 of the conference and I’m living the dream. I’ve become a regular observer at YOUNGO and CAN Daily meeting, following G77 and China’s coordination meeting, as well as global stocktake (GST) informal meeting under the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting…

Fossil Fuels and COP22

The Conference of the Parties 22 (COP22) held in Marrakesh, Morocco this year has given fossil fuel companies a seat in the climate negotiations. A prime cause of climate change is the use of fossil fuel, which emits the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to the environment. Carbon dioxide results in global warming. The historic first…

Women at COP22

A feminist walks into a bar… and she immediately notices the gender dynamics and participation of women in these ‘masculine’ activities. I think it is only natural that the subject of your focus will attract your attention, also known as selective attention. For instance, a person who recently bought a yellow car might suddenly observe…

Climate (Off) Track

“It’s good if the US talks less and other countries talk more,” said Jesse Bragg, the courageous and bold American from Corporate Accountability International on today’s panel of Climate Track, a daily meeting session conducted by Climate Tracker to keep track on current climate news. It was a day after the US election and people…

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