Tag / SDG: Climate Change

November 13, 2017  |  

Let’s all step up for climate action!

Raising awareness of climate issues and change the mind of people around us is one important thing that we should do in our everyday life. This is my reflections after one week at COP23.

November 8, 2017  |  

You are Exceptional!

A Blogpost by Anita Béguelin, Co-Leader WGCOP.  You know that you are exceptional. You are not mainstream. I am pretty sure, when you tell your friends back home about UNFCCC conferences, they don’t know what you are talking about. You are exceptions. But in the end, you should not be. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of […] Read more…

November 8, 2017  |  

Day 2 at COP 23 Fiji- We need action

We need to keep our local communities healthy and vital – not only in terms of social inclusion and youth empowerment, but also by recognizing healthy surroundings and healthy environment as a human right. One the second day of COP23, the YMCA-RGE group has been active in advocating for the youth within environmental questions.

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.

December 30, 2016  |  

Happy New Year

“So this is Xmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun. And so this is Xmas, I hope you have fun. The near and the dear one, the old and the young.” This is taken from the first verse of John Lennon´s song, ”Happy Xmas (war is over).” […] Read more…

December 17, 2016  |  

Practical ways to save Mother Earth

We are in an era of fast rising need for Climate Change advocacy and have to help educate people around the world on reasons to drastically limit certain actions that bring about damage to the Ozone layer. We know these actions also have a ripple effect on the increasing degree of weather conditions across the […] Read more…