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Indian Youth Delegation Application for COP 16, Cancun, Mexico

About IYCN
The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a network uniting Indian youth and youth oriented organisations who are concerned about climate change and environment issues. IYCN works to generate awareness about and increase youth participation in the way India manages climate change and environment issues. IYCN has active members in 16 states of the country and has partner networks/ organisations in other states of India. Registered in July 2009, IYCN has approximately 200 coordinators and volunteers with outreach to thousands of youth in colleges, schools, corporations and institutions in India. IYCN works at three levels: 1. As a network of individuals enabling people to come together and work at a grassroots level, to form friendships and support each other. As a coalition of partner and supporter groups who leverage off a national network of young people passionate about the environment and development. As an organisation that runs its own programs/ projects as well as participates in and supports programs/ campaigns of other organisations.



About the Indian Youth Delegation (IYD) programme
In 2008, IYCN sent the first Indian youth delegation to COP14 in Poznan, Poland. The team returned from the summit, charged with energy and ready to build a movement in India. Their work at an international summit quickly translated into local action and they were able to effectively use their experience to further climate work in India. In 2009, a second delegation attended COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was the most-anticipated climate summit in years. Although a deal was not signed, the 20 member delegation was instrumental in the development of the International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM). COP16 in Cancun, Mexico is our next milestone – the need for a FAB (fair, ambitious and binding) deal grows more urgent with each passing day – and we need to send an extremely strong team to attend the negotiations. We’re looking for 8 young people who will spend the next few months studying India’s climate policy as well as work with the government and other organizations to ensure that COP16 is fruitful.

etc. 2010 with the subject Application: your name. subject your email Query: your name . IYCN is not responsible for the finances of COP. This time will usually go in campaign work. The final delegation will be announced by end-August. These will largely be on a weekend and we will try to arrange them in a place that is easily accessible to all delegates but attending them is compulsory. flights. The commitments you will have to make Being part of the IYD is not something that should be taken on lightly. Your references must also be sent to the same email address within the fixed deadline. etc – is also the lookout of the delegation. As part of the IYD you will need to devote a great deal of time and energy towards the programme before and after COP16. You must also be an Indian citizen or working in the country for at least six months. is a team player. Pre-COP you will focus on strengthening your policy knowledge. We will be shortlisting applicants for an interview round and we will contact them regarding the specifics. Co-ordinating the trip – ensuring your accommodation. You will also need to be available for two retreats pre-COP and one post-COP. Who to contact for queries You can email us at iyd@iycn. You will need to check your emails regularly and be in constant touch with the team over the phone/ Skype. Late and incomplete applications (missing one of the parts or a resume) will not be accepted. You will have to devote at least 4 hours a day to IYD program with time commitments increasing as the COP draws nearer. We will answer your email within 48 hours. If you have a question. He/she is very well-versed with what’s happening on the environment front both in India and internationally. has a strong background in climate change advocacy and is able to work by midnight on August 10. We’re looking for candidates between the ages of 20 to 28 (as of July 1. liaise with the government and other relevant organisations and work on a campaign with your teammates. Application procedure Please fill out the following application form in a single word document and send it to iyd@iycn. 2010) but are willing to make exceptions. is very organised and hard-working and has a thirst for knowledge.The kind of delegate we want The ideal COP16 delegate is extremely passionate about the environment. meetings and workshops and does not include the individual work you will have to do reading up on the latest developments. Just some email etiquette to keep things simple. There will be a fundraising coordinator to guide your efforts and we will provide you with the budget and the proposal but the delegation will need to work together to raise money to attend the if you have any queries.

Elaborate which one is most relevant to you (if you’re a writer) and keep your answers to the rest short. etc. website maintenance. Thanks! Part 1: Basic information Name: Date of Birth: Gender: Current Address: Permanent Address: Current educational institution and/or place of employment: Degree/Major/Course (if applicable): Tel (cell phone and landline): Email Address: Languages spoken (in order of proficiency): Will you be available for the entire duration of the conference (November 29 to December 10. videography. Adobe. Communication Skills (public speaking. around 200 words each: 1. writing. photography. please write down your experiences in using these.and if it’s your application you’re sending in keep the subject Application: your name. blogging. Here are some basic things we definitely want to know about – why you are interested in being part of the delegation. . Computer skills (interactive web forums. your prior experience with sustainability and climate change issues. publishing software e.) 2. Part 3: Evaluation of skills and experience We want to know what you’re good at! We’ve put down a list of some important skill sets. 2010) as well as the two Conferences of Youth (COY) that typically take place two to three days prior to the summit and one day after it ends? Where did you hear about this programme? Part 2: Personal statement Please write a personal statement of no more than 500 words. what unique/relevant perspective you will bring to the delegation and your vision for it – but feel free to write about anything else you want us to know.g.

Experience planning and managing logistics (such as organizing group transportation.) 3. government. Group facilitation and team building skills/experience 7. experience. 10. Experience creating and executing creative actions/demonstrations 8. Other relevant knowledge. outline a policy recommendation you would want to make at COP16 on one of the following issues: • • • • • • • • • Clean Development and the CDM Finance mechanisms Financing and implementing adaptation Land-use and land-use change and forestry Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries Engaging rapidly industrializing countries in the UN climate change framework The Emissions Trading System and market-based mechanisms Technology Transfer and the diffusion of renewable energy technologies Any other international climate change policy issue . etc. Part 4: Policy Comment on India’s domestic climate/environment policy with regard to any one of the following sectors. etc. accommodation. Media skills (writing press releases. • • • • • • Energy Food Waste Water/ Glaciers Bio-Diversity/ Forests Carbon Finance In 500 words. Cross-cultural communication skills 6. or skills.) 4.) 9. giving interviews. The word limit for this question is 500 words.etc. Networking and relationship building with delegates and government stakeholders 5. fundraising. or the public. Experience advocating for social/environmental issues (not necessarily climate) to fellow community members.

How do you feel you can add to its progress? What role do you feel developed nations do and should play in the UNFCCC process? What do you feel civil society should do to strengthen their role in the UNFCCC process? What kind of actions by civil society do you feel actually have measurable impacts on policy decisions? Part 6: For returning delegates We will be looking to form a delegation of both returning and new delegates to ensure that we have a range of experience. 1. The role you have played in the International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM) post the COP you attended. Your vision for IYCN with regard to the IYD programme. whether it is important for us and so on. Answer the following questions based on your experience at a previous COP. we would be looking for you to take on a greater role during the preparation process and serve as a mentor for new recruits. What role you see yourself taking up in the new delegation.Part 5: Just some more questions (Returning delegates do not need to answer this part) Going to COP is one thing. The work you have done with IYCN pre and post the COP you attended. . What kind of actions by civil society do you feel actually have measurable impacts on policy decisions? 5. 7. How do you think Indian youth attending the negotiations can help bridge the gap between local grassroots climate change action and the international policy process? 2. What do you feel civil society should do to strengthen their role in the UNFCCC process? 4. What role do you feel developed nations do and should play in the UNFCCC process? 3. Your support will particularly be needed in efforts such as fundraising and training. 8. We’re essentially looking to understand how you feel the IYD will strengthen and support IYCNs work. As a returning member to the delegation. but how will you translate your experience into work back home? How do you think Indian youth attending the negotiations can help bridge the gap between local grassroots climate change action and the international policy process? The International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM) is growing every day. 6.

Please note that you cannot ask family members or friends for www. Ask them to mention their relationship to you and to tell us why they feel you will be an asset to the delegation.nic.php .iycn. Don’t send it as a separate attachment but paste it here instead. Part 8: References Please have two people write to us directly at the email address provided with your name in the subject line. worked with and so Some useful links you can refer to: www.Part 7: Curricular vitae Please include your resume in this http://unfccc. they have to be someone you have studied under.