For GYA members and alumni only
: connect to the group, collaborate and discuss with other members on the GYA-internal Agora platform here.
Members of the group contributed to producing a policy brief on “Toward a comprehensive approach to youth empowerment for climate action
” for the T20 task force 2 (Climate change and environment). T20 is an engagement group that contributes to the G20 by providing research-based policy recommendations to the G20.
In October, the working group co-leads, Shabana Khan
(India) and Khamarrul Razak
(Malaysia) as well as member Chioma Daisy Onyige
(Nigeria) participated in the 2019 Global Development Conference
on the theme of “Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research Policy Nexus” in Bonn, Germany. See here
for a short report.
The group launched a GYA Climate Change channel
on YouTube in October 2019.
Group co-lead Shabana Khan
(India) will participate in a session on 'Water challenges for the 2030 Agenda in the face of climate change'
at the World Social Science Forum
in Japan in September 2018.
Group member Jackie Dawson
(Canada) is one of the lead authors for the upcoming 6th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The group currently works on a survey project on 'Archiving Global Risk Perception, Communication and Response to Flooding'
. Flooding is a leading attributed cause of deaths from natural disasters across the world. In 2018, by 20 September, more than 2,300 people have been killed and five million people were affected across 60 countries in over 130 flood events (http://watchers.news/category/floods/
). There are a few global projects that have a repository of the global data for flood occurrences, resultant disasters and potential impact of climate change. However, there is a gap in global studies that brings varied perception, communications, and response together, particularly on the basis of primary data. The group members are aiming to bridge this gap through an initial flood assessment of three case study sites from India, Bangladesh and Malaysia, and subsequently extending it to other parts of the world. At these workshops, data will be collected about various issues relating to climate change and flooding. The workshop in India took place in August 2018.
Group members will participate in the 'International Conference on Geomatic and Geospatial Technology
' in September 2018 in Malaysia.
The group is currently developing a project in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization’s Social and Economic Research Applications working group for the Year of Polar Prediction.
Previously, the Working Group worked with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the UN Foundation to ensure the representation of young scientists at regional international climate workshops.
They also collaborated on the development of a session that included emphasis on young scientists for an international climate-change conference. The Working Group has also been exploring options for hosting online conversations about timely and relevant climate challenges of interest to young scientists and citizens.