Three McGill students, Audrey Yank, Amara Possian, and Maggie Knight, are in Cancun, Mexico for the next two weeks as part of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations (or, in UN-speak, the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)). From November 26th-December 10th, they’ll be working with 26 other youth from across Canada to make the voice of Canadian youth heard at the negotiations and to connect Canadians directly to what’s going on! Thanks to the McGill School of Environment, the SSMU Green Fund, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science, and the Department of Bioresrouce Engineering for helping us get here!
If you’d like to stay up to date on what is going on in Cancun and what the Canadian Youth Delegation is up to, here are a few ways:
1) Sign up for our newsletter, the CYDaily (a compilation of blogs, videos, podcasts, and photos from youth delegates we’ll send out each day of the negotiations) at http://eepurl.com/bAfB5!
2) Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Youth-Delegation-to-Cancun-COP16/111589002241165
3) Follow us on Twitter: @CYDcancunCOP16
4) Check out our website: http://canadianyouthdelegation.wordpress.com/
You can also keep in touch in French, si vous voulez:
1) Sign up for our newsletter en français, le CO2tidien at http://eepurl.com/bAfC1!
2) On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Delegation-de-la-jeunesse-canadienne-a-Cancun-CdP16/161788517191378
3) On Twitter: @DJCcancunCdP16
4) Le site est le même: http://canadianyouthdelegation.wordpress.com/
If you’re especially excited about the negotiations, you can also:
1) Join the Home Team! The Canadian Youth Delegation will be working with a team of youth “back home”, who will be taking action to connect Canadians with the negotiations. If you’re interested, email Sarah at email@example.com! You can read more about the home team here.
2) Watch the negotiations live! Some sessions and analysis will be streamed at http://www.oneclimate.net/cancun.
Please pass this message on to anyone you know who might be interested in a direct link to the negotiations! If you have any particular questions you would like answered about the negotiations, shoot me an email and I will try to get you an answer through Facebook, twitter, email, video, podcast, or a blog!