Explanation of words used in this document
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 is a measure that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems to effects of climate change
Amended New Delhi Work Programme
The programme of implementation of Article6 running from 2008-2012
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!
A meeting of the UN Climate Negotiations in Cancun Mexico that happened in 2010
Convention on Biological Diversity
An international treaty aiming to develop national strategies for conservation
The most commonly emitted greenhouse gas when burning fuel
Conference of Parties
The United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Chan
Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2002-2012
Education for Sustainable Development
Food and Agriculture Organisation
Gross Domestic Product
The monetary value of all the good and services produced by acountry in a year
A gas that warms faster than others, causing global warming
An email list by Google that YOUNGO uses to communicate in WorkingGroups
Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental Education, 1977
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.
New Delhi Work Programme.
The programme of implementation of Article 6 running from 2004-2008
A broad term encompassing charities, campaigngroups, business interest groups and social movements.
The collection of civil servants employed by the UN toimplement the UN Convention on Climate Change
Small Island Developing States
A UN grouping of countries that are vulnerable to theimpacts of climate change
An organisation with 193 countries aiming to promote dialogue leadingto security, peace, human rights and development
United Nations Environment Programme
Coordinates UN environmental activities
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
Promotesinternational collaboration on education, science and culture.
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
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