Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is organising Climate Maha-Satsang under the ambit of Agents of Change Programme, in Bengaluru.
- Date: August 30th and 31st
- Time: 9:30 am to 7 30 pm
- Venue: Paradigm Shift, Koramangala
The primary focus of the workshops is on students and young professionals within the age group of 16-35 years. They will get an opportunity to interact with and listen to various experts on issues pertaining to local environments, vulnerable sectors and its linkages to climate change.
The participants will also learn how to build a campaign using social media and will have opportunities to know about green carriers among other things. The workshops will also be useful for the participants in building networks with the entrepreneurs. The workshops will enable them to devise adaptation strategies and actively engage with the local administration and policy makers to include a Climate Change resilient plan in their development agenda.
IYCN shall also undertake a survey to gauge the perception of Indian youth about Climate Change, their expectations from the policy makers of India and internationally. The findings of this survey will feed into a youth position paper that will be used as a leverage to talk to the government and presented at multiple forums nationally. The position paper will also be presented at the COP 20. A band performance and direct action after the workshop is also part of the workshop.
B. Ramnath Rai, Minister of Environment & Forest, Karnataka; Sudipto Ghosh, SELCO, Sagar Dhara, Cerena Foundation, Pranam Reddy, Cool Earth, Aruna C. Newton, Electronic City Industrial Association, Sowmya Reddy, Animal Welfare Board of India/Paradigm Shift, Marwan Abubaker, Hasirudala, Water Vishwanathan, Pinky Chandran, Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz; Kumar Pushkar, BMTC, Prashant Mehra, Mathews Vincent, Green Theory, Meera K, co-founder of Citizen Matters.
Why Climate (Maha-Satsang)?
India is seen as an emerging economic power, but with its unprecedented development schemes, it has turned out to be one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Being the second most populous country in the world, and having insufficient resources to cater to the needs of its population, it is in the danger of exploiting its vast natural resources.
There is an alarming climate change problem being discussed all across the globe. While the Indian subcontinent is grappling with the challenge of a sustainable development, the citizens of India are also becoming aware about the issue of climate change. India has a large chunk of population between the age group of 18- 35 years identified as youth. The demographic dividend can be either an asset or a liability in the era of climate change. Better push the onus of mitigating and adapting to climate change on the shoulders of youngsters as they bustling with energy and have a huge potential to bring change through the implementation of their own creative ideas.
What is IYCN?
Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is an organisation that works in close collaboration with the Indian youth and likeminded organisations on the issue of climate change. Using advocacy, campaigning and activism, IYCN is determined to share the knowledge on climate change with the Indian youth that is also one of the most vulnerable groups to climate change especially in developing nations.
IYCN has been a fertile ground for many a youth to come together, liaison, and work together. The biggest contribution of IYCN has been the personal transformation of each individual who participates in the network’s activities as well as its contribution in bringing the climate debate to the mainstream. It has been working towards producing a more informed audience and a capable workforce that is able to act on its own to bring about a positive change in the environs around them.
You can registration please write to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com . Contribution towards managing the food and venue cost is Rs. 500/- per person which can be deposited in the account of Indian Youth Climate Network, details can be availed from given email IDs.
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