Environment


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…

August 30, 2017  |  

Test Pilots wanted!!!

YMCA “Y4GOOD” DIGITAL PLATFORM   This is your chance to become a YMCA Test Pilot for our new digital platform. The World YMCA is looking for 100 ‘YMCA Test Pilots’ to do 2 things:   Upload a project or programme Give us feedback   Pretty simple! Everything you want to know is here.

June 6, 2017  |  

America Still Cares and the YMCA can help

The Thursday June 1st decision by President Donald Trump to pull America out of the Paris Climate Agreement was a big shock – and not a big shock. Trump’s election mantra was ‘America First’ – and in the speech he made to accompany his Paris announcement, the message seemed clear that America was going to […] Read more…

May 20, 2017  |  

The YMCA’s role in Climate Empowerment

A  blog by Silke Bölts (at the UNFCCC in Bonn) Many of us know that the COP (Conference of the Parties to the Convention) happens every year. But most people are not aware that there are many more conferences regarding climate action throughout the year. For example the United Nations Conference on Climate Change from […] Read more…

May 17, 2017  |  

Climate Change Conference – a view from the Hong Kong YMCA

This blog was written by Regina from the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong City dynamic and innovative ideas for urban sustainability It’s the first time for me as a delegate from the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong to participate in the Climate Change Conference. Technically, Hong Kong is classified as “Global North”, but the relative […] Read more…

April 30, 2017  |  

What is the connection between peace and climate change?

This blog was written by dedicated World YMCA volunteer and Resource Group for the Environment member Silke Bolts. Do you ever think about the connection between peace and climate change? These two topics are highly interrelated so you should! When we talk about the concept of sustainability, the dimensions of society, environment and economy need […] Read more…

April 6, 2017  |  

Are you the new WG Climate Education leaders ?

YMCA – RGE is establishing a new “Working Group on Climate Education” (WGCEdu). WGCEdu will be a platform for learning and developing climate education material for the YMCA. We are recruiting Working Group leaders.