National Youth Conference on Climate Change
Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, Central Area, Abuja
28th October, 2010
Climate change is one of the most challenging threats to sustainable development in Africa. Although the continent contributes only about 3.8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, its countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change in the world. This vulnerability derives from multiple stresses coupled with low adaptive capacity. First, the geographical location of many African countries is characterized by already warmer climate, marginal areas that are more exposed to climatic hazards such as rainfall variability, poor soils and flood plains
As Nigerian youths joins her peers around the world to work on protecting and advocating for a safer climate future,Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition will be joining the Nigeria Youth Climate Action Network (NigeriaYouthCAN) as it holds a National Youth Climate Chnage Conference Today, the 28th of October 2010.NYCC being a founding member organisation is so proud to be joining all the Nigerian Young climate leaders to share and learn at Gathering
The Conference marks the Grand Finale of the Annual Climate Change Youth Week from October 6th – 13th, 2010 celebrated by members and partners across Nigeria. The Week featured Advocacy, Capacity Building, Core Theatre Presentations, Global Work Party, Rally and Press Conference on the National Climate Change Bill for Nigeria.
The Conference aims to promote intergeneration dialogue and partnerships as the Nation prepares for Cancun Meeting in Mexico. It will also provide a plateform for members to share working experiences on youth engagment on climate change in the Country.
NYCC founder, Esther Agbarakwe is billed as one of the Disscusant during the forum on the social and human dimension of climate change, having actively participated at the Just concluded Seventh African Development Forum (ADVII) where she addressed the Opening forum on behalf of the African youth..
Special Features include:
- Conference Opening by Ministers of Environment and Youth.
- Fish-Bowl Discussions with Negotiators and Climate Experts.
- Endorsement of Nigerian Youth Position to COP16.
- Sign the Harmonize the Climate Change Bill Petition Campaign.
Pictures comming soon!