Youth of Wales discuss tackling climate change at #MockCOP
On January 27 students from across Wales take place in a mock United Nations conference on climate change, in Cardiff.
The annual event run by Size of Wales in partnership with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, saw students representing countries such as Brazil and the UK, and discussing topics from clean energy to rainforest protection.
Students played the part of their delegates as accurately as possibly by negotiating to create new commitments, putting forward amendments and eventually voting on these.
This led students to think globally on how to make the world a better place, discussing the future for wales - reforesting Wales, improving public transport and renewable subsidies were all suggestions for tackling climate change in Wales.
Janie Pridham, Education Officer at Size of Wales, said, “The conference encourages young people to be more engaged with climate change and political issues”
It also helps them develop understanding of other nations and cultures and to consider the responsibility of Wales, both locally and globally”
To see the Storify of #MockCOP, click here.
WCIA and Oasis Cardiff to run series of human rights events in Cardiff
The WCIA and Oasis Cardiff will be supporting a team of volunteers in Cardiff to design and run a series of high quality human-rights themed event programme in Cardiff, this autumn.
WCIA is now recruiting ten volunteers, aged 16-25, and ten refugees and asylum seekers from Oasis Cardiff, to plan and deliver the events to raise awareness of issue that matter to them.
Deputy Chief Executive of the WCIA said, “The WCIA and Oasis Cardiff have a lot of experience running successful public events on global issues.
This is a chance for us to share those skills with volunteers and give them excellent examples to use in their own career development."
The project is funded by the People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Volunteers who would like to get involved can find out more and apply to get involved at www.wcia.org.uk/volunteer/humanrights. For more information about the People's Postcode Lottery, click here.