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Climate Roundup – October 24

By October 29, 2018 No Comments

Hey Trackers,

It’s been a busy month for Climate Tracker!

Here’s a little summary of what the team has been up to so far:

In the meantime, we’re in the middle of selecting our fellows for the Convention on Biological Diversity next month. Stay tuned!

Lily

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.

OPPORTUNITIES

 

Yale Young Africa Scholars Program is open for applicationsThe 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 SeriesThis 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.)

 

UN launches #Climattitude survey. Find out how much you know about climate change, then calculate your carbon footprint, and finally (the best part), offset your footprint by funding sustainable projects!

TWITTER WATCH

TRACKER LOVE

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.

Tell us about your accomplishments! We want to know – really. Did you publish something recently, or win an award? Tell us at lily@climatetracker.org.

Lily Jamaludin

About Lily Jamaludin

Lily Jamaludin is a Malaysian writer and researcher. Previously, she helped design education opportunities for stateless youth in Borneo, and assisted in eviction-prevention initiatives in the Bronx. She’s excited to mobilise more young writers from developing countries to influence national debate around climate change.