Camp Climate


September 21, 2017  |  

Why you should apply to become part of World YMCAs delegation to COP 23 – a personal statement by Emma Hundertmark

My screen lights up with another message. I try to ignore it and focus on the speakers’ explanation of the graph and the complex questions that follows. I am in the heart of the high-level negotiations of the financial side of the Paris Agreement as one of few observers and I am really trying to […] Read more…

November 29, 2016  |  

Energy Initiative Templates – Apply for funding

An article written by YMCA volunteer Silke Bölts The Camp Climate-Program is filled every year with a lot of different activities and workshops. For 2016, one workshop of note was about “Energy Initiative Templates”. The World YMCA’s Resource Group on the Environment (RGE) has up to now had two working groups (WG). One is the WG […] Read more…

November 24, 2016  |  

Getting involved with the RGE: a homecoming environment

By Ricardo Moyano, RGE member from YMCA Mexico It was 2010 when I got the opportunity to assist at COP16 as part of the World Alliance of YMCAs delegation. Everything began when two young delegates from Europe contacted the Mexican YMCA to know if they were going to participate in this conference. At that point […] Read more…

November 18, 2016  |  

COP 22 – Meeting with the German Delegation

These are some reflections from our German representatives, Silke and Stefanie as they met with their country officials. Silke and I had the chance to meet the German environmental minister Barbara Hendricks in Marrakech together with other German youth NGOs. It long seemed like Germany was going to go to Marrakech with an ambitious long […] Read more…

November 17, 2016  |  

What is the Ocean’s place in COP22?

This blog was written by Laura Scel’autre a YMCA volunteer at COP22 Hi fellow citizen! I’m Laura from YMCA France. I had the chance to participate in COP22 within the YOUNGO delegation and I wanted to share with you a subject close to my mind and my heart. We are living on a blue planet […] Read more…

November 16, 2016  |  

Education day: activism and high-level meetings

The days of climate action at the conference are full of contrasts, in this blogpost we get to follow Vindar during education day this Monday. As he was moving between activism and high-level political meetings. “The Fossil Freeze Action”. Suddenly at the sound of a whistle, a large group of youth and indigenous peoples froze […] Read more…

November 15, 2016  |  

Increasing climate change awareness- a perspective from Mongolia

By Tsomo Dagvadorj, RGE volunteer I have come from Mongolia to join the YMCA delegation at COP22 Marrakesh and I would like to share my experience about how I have increased my knowledge and awareness about climate change, as it has brought me here. For six months, I have studied successfully a climate change online […] Read more…

November 15, 2016  |  

It´s all about the money

Written by YMCA volunteer Emma Hundertmark It´s easy to feel both disoriented and overwhelmed at the conference. The venue itself is so large that the ones attending it get a good daily workout running from one meeting to the next. And oh how we run! There is so much happening at the same time. The […] Read more…

November 11, 2016  |  

YMCA: Platform for Young People and Advocacy at COP22

By Otto Vainio from Finland; Delegate in the inside team at COP22, and also member of the Executive Committee of World Alliance of YMCAs Despite the quite cliché topic of this article (and the following proverbs), we as a matter of fact walk the talk, practice what we preach and, the most important and empowering part […] Read more…

November 9, 2016  |  

First days of COP22 from a youth delegate perspective

By Emma Hundertmark – YMCA Volunteer at COP22 A year has passed since the mythical closing of COP21 in Paris and now the world’s eyes have turned to Marrakech and the next act of the Paris Agreement. A lot has happened since the world’s leaders shook each other’s hands and cheered at COP21, celebrating what was seen […] Read more…