#EndFossilFuelSubsidies

RM1.4 billion spent in just two months – Malaysia it's time to end fuel subsidies

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Why is writing so hard :(

Saturday, 8 September 2018. I was the facilitator of YOUNGO daily meeting. As a newbie of YOUNGO, I felt a lot of anxiety running through my vein. I couldn’t sit still because I was scared and nervous. The meeting started a little bit late because we were waiting for a few more people to come.…

#RiseForClimate

The Earth’s climate has changed, and global warming has been affecting the lives of millions. In the case of the people in Thailand, it is the livelihoods of the fishermen and the coastal communities that are being threatened by climate change. Local communities have also suffered from episodes of heavy rain, which has caused unwanted…

MYD Among Thousands Globally to Rise for Climate

#RiseforClimate Thousands of delegates flooded Bangkok to attend the SB48-2 Bangkok Climate Change Conference from the 4th – 9th September 2018. The conference aims to accelerate the progress of achieving the Paris Agreement goals by consolidating the Paris Agreement Work Programme. While Parties are caught up in meeting rooms negotiating for a better world, the…

Getting the hang of SB48-2

I left Malaysia to Bangkok without knowing what to expect. Prior to coming for this session here in Bangkok, I had zero idea on what negotiations in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would look like.  Sure, I had read pages upon pages of articles about the UNFCCC negotiation process as a…

I asked the APA Co-Chairs 3 Questions

Picture credit: IISD Today’s quite an occasion. The Youth Constituency, YOUNGO, was packed with back to back dialogues with the incoming COP24 Presidency, co-chairs of Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) with observer organisations, followed by…

Where the YOUNGO in Bangkok

Young, ambitious and lost at a UNFCCC conference? You’re not alone. Keeping Up to Speed with Climate Negotiations in 2018 Hundreds of delegates from all over the world are already making their way to the first day of climate talks at the resumed 48th sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)…

It Takes Two Tango – Unless You’re in Bangkok

It was only Day 1 of SB48-2 in Bangkok and feathers were already ruffled – YOUNGO surprisingly taking the first spot. What would have been a typical Joint Plenary on APA, SBSTA and SBI turned heated as the Co-Chairs made a last-minute decision to call-off interventions from CSOs, drawing flak from YOUNGO, the official youth…

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