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Enhanced Youth Participation and Education in Climate Change

Enhanced Youth Participation and Education in Climate Change

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The Article 6 Implementation Toolkit: a Collaborative Document Created by International Youth working on the issues covered by the guide within YOUNGO, the youth constituency at the UN climate talks.
The Article 6 Implementation Toolkit: a Collaborative Document Created by International Youth working on the issues covered by the guide within YOUNGO, the youth constituency at the UN climate talks.

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Enhanced Youth
 
Participation and Education
in Climate Change
 
The Article 6 Implementation Toolkit 
 
 A Collaborative Document Created by International Youth from the YOUNGO Article 6 Working Group
 
By the YOUNGO Article 6 Working Group
November 2011
 
Contributions by:
 Danny Hutley (UK)Kari-Anne Isaksen (Norway)Gabe van Wijk (Netherlands)Michaela Hogenboom (Netherlands) Jean-Paul Brice Affana (Cameroon)Ben Vanpeperstraete (Belgium)Bernadette Fischler (Austria)Ebrima Dem (Gambia)Maëlle Durant (France)Kirsty Schneeberger (UK)Snigdha Kar (India)Megan Van Buskirk (Canada) Amara Possian (Canada)Corey Husic (USA)Maya Tickell-Painter (UK)Charlotte Holm-Hansenn (Denmark)
Table of contents
 
Introduction: Our Generation, Our FutureChapter 1) Article 6: Who, What, Where?Chapter 2) I Want to Learn How to Change Climate Education and Training!Chapter 3) I Want to Learn How to Change Participation in Climate Decision-Making!
Chapter 4) OK, Now I’m Ready to Start Changing Things!
 Chapter 5) Case studies from Around the WorldAnnex 1: The TextsAnnex 2: Education for Sustainability
The coloured copies and lay-out was financed with money of the Youth in Action program of the European Commission. The European Commission is not responsible for the content of this publication neither for every further use of the publication.
 
 
Explanation of words used in this document
 
Accreditation
 
To get permission to go to the UN Climate Negotiations, you have to go withan organisation or government that is authorised to attend the negotiations.
Adaptation
 
 Adaptation is a measure that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems to effects of climate change
 
aNDWP
Amended New Delhi Work Programme
The programme of implementation of Article6 running from 2008-2012
Article 6
 An article of the 1992 UN Climate Convention dealing with Education, Training and Public Awareness
Article 6 Working Group
 A group of young people from around the world who advocate for better decisions and strong implementation of climate change education, training and public
awareness. Anyone can join, and it’s where you can go for advice!
 
Cancun/COP16
 A meeting of the UN Climate Negotiations in Cancun Mexico that happened in 2010
CBD
Convention on Biological Diversity
 An international treaty aiming to develop national strategies for conservation
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
The most commonly emitted greenhouse gas when burning fuel 
COP
Conference of Parties
The negotiations
DECC
The United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Chan
ge
DESD
Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2002-2012
ESD
Education for Sustainable Development
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organisation
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
The monetary value of all the good and services produced by acountry in a year 
 Greenhouse Gas
 A gas that warms faster than others, causing global warming
Google Groups
 
 An email list by Google that YOUNGO uses to communicate in WorkingGroups
ICEE
Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental Education, 1977
Mitigation
Policies, processes and strategies for reducing emissions
National Focal Point/Article 6 Focal Point
Each country should have 1 person assigned asthe person who implements Article 6 nationally. A list of these people is collated together by the UN.
 NDWP
New Delhi Work Programme.
The programme of implementation of Article 6 running from 2004-2008
NGO
Non-Governmental Organisation
 A broad term encompassing charities, campaigngroups, business interest groups and social movements.
Secretariat
UNFCCC Secretariat
The collection of civil servants employed by the UN toimplement the UN Convention on Climate Change
SIDS
Small Island Developing States
 A UN grouping of countries that are vulnerable to theimpacts of climate change
UN
United Nations
 An organisation with 193 countries aiming to promote dialogue leadingto security, peace, human rights and development 
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
Coordinates UN environmental activities
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
Promotesinternational collaboration on education, science and culture.
UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
 An international treaty setting up a framework for countries to reduce their emissions and to negotiate future protocols on reducing emissions
YOUNGO
The youth constituency at the UNFCCC where youth from all around the world collaborate, campaign and coordinate efforts to ensure their participation in the UNFCCC  processes

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