Youth Climate Change Conference 2017 - We want to hear YOUR voice!

Jun 6, 2017

Youth are being invited to play a crucial role in the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference (YCCC), from concept to implementation. You now have the opportunity to develop a relevant, interesting and inspiring theme for the conference, which will be held in Kingston, Jamaica. This year’s conference is being co-hosted by the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) Project and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project.

Objective

The 2017 YCCC continues efforts to build awareness amongst Caribbean and Japanese youth about issues relating to climate change and foster strengthening of their contribution towards actions to combat its negative impacts. Specifically, the conference will provide an opportunity for youth to:

  • Share their knowledge and increase their understanding of global climate change issues, with specific emphasis on local and regional impacts.
  • Showcase examples of individual and institutional climate change actions (best practices) led by youth.
  • Develop strategies and communication products, from a youth perspective, to increase their effectiveness in efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change.
  • Network with a view to creating partnerships to support climate change actions and advocacy.
  • Edutain fellow conference participants through creative expressions.

Guidelines for Developing Theme

A. Please be guided by the objective and sub-objectives above in developing your conference theme proposal.
B. Conference theme submissions must be original.
C. Submission must reflect your views on youth involvement in action to combat negative climate change impacts.
D. The theme can be accompanied by supporting graphics/images/logos.
E. Kindly submit a short paragraph (maximum 200 words) on why you chose your theme.
F. The theme must not contain any inappropriate message or language.
G. The theme should be written so that it can easily be displayed on future conference programs/flyers.
H. The theme must be the result of your own efforts with limited guidance from others.

Additional information can be found in the YCCC Theme Development Guidelines.