It’s been a busy month for Climate Tracker!
Here’s a little summary of what the team has been up to so far:
- Arthur, European Campaign Director, has been to Poland and Macedonia conducting climate trainings for young journalists
- Anna, our Campaigns Director, spoke in Barcelona on behalf of Climate Tracker on the latest climate solutions
- Andrea, our Latin American campaigner, was doing work for the #Prep4COP Climate Change Diplomacy and Advocacy Training Programme in Mauritius
- Chris, our Director, ran a climate journalism trainingin Nepal
In the meantime, we’re in the middle of selecting our fellows for the Convention on Biological Diversity next month. Stay tuned!
CLIMATE TRACKER IN ACTION
Andrea, our Latin America campaigner, trained in a 5-day workshop on journalism tools with the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Youth Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) Hub.
Yale Young Africa Scholars Program is open for applications. The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an intensive 8-day academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent. Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa.
Youth Climate Action Conference – MYDxLCOY.Malaysian Youth Delegation is staying active in the lead-up to COP24. They will be organising a Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) – Youth Climate Action Conference. Inspired by the Talanoa Dialogue, the purpose of the conference is to act as a capacity building platform for the youths to share their experience, skills, insights and environmental solutions, coupled with practical workshops and presentations.
Climate Change Film Series. This year is Singapore’s “Year of Climate Action.” As part of community efforts to raise awareness on climate change, Ground-Up Initiative is hosting a series of films that focus on the drivers and impacts of climate change. This month, they’re screening Seeds of Time, a film by Sandy McLeod.
WHAT WE’RE READING
The UN Green Climate Fund gets ‘back on rails’ ahead of December talks. The world’s biggest climate change fund is back in business after hitting its lowest point in July this year (that’s when previous GCF executive director Howard Bamsey resigned). Last week, the fund approved the investment of about $1 billion in new projects and launched a process to replenish its funds. This is good news as we inch closer towards COP24.
Bill Gates throws new weight and cash into climate fight. The Microsoft founder has been in back-to-back meetings this week, backing efforts to slow down global warming. He’s launched a global commission to develop climate change adaptation measures, as well as a European investment fund for clean energy innovation. (Let’s hope he’s learned from the disappointing results of his $575 million education investments.)
Meet Angelica Yang, a dedicated young journalist from the Philippines. She’s just won two awards for her work, and hopes to continue covering science and the climate. Learn more about what she learned during her Climate Tracker fellowship in the Philippines.