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REGIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT ON CLIMATE ACTION

Regional Youth Parliament on Climate Action (RYPCA)

What is the Regional Youth Parliament on Climate Action (RYPCA)?

 

The Regional Youth Parliament on Climate Action (RYPCA) will:

 

  • Empower young people in the Asia-Pacific region to meaningfully engage in climate governance.

  • Provide a platform for young leaders to influence national and regional climate policies by participating, lobbing, and advising in political processes.

  • Enhance youth roles in formulating and implementing climate strategies and fosters peer-to-peer exchanges and capacity building.

What to expect?

For an initial duration of 12-18 months, 15 youths between the ages of 18-35 will:

  • Influence decision-making processes and address their underrepresentation in climate policies such as NAPs and NDCs.

  • Participate in peer-to-peer learning, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

  • Be equipped with the skills needed for climate negotiations.

Who can apply?

 

  • Members of diverse governmental and legislative bodies with a proven track record in climate legislation are invited to apply.

  • The RYPCA seeks gender and geographical balance, with applicants from North East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific.

  • Applications from marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous youth, persons with disabilities, and vulnerable communities, are encouraged.

Why join us?

 

Members of the RYPCA will:

 

  • Develop and implement country-specific strategies for youth engagement in climate decision-making.

  • Collaborate with senior officials to strengthen climate policies, support and expand the impact of climate activities and events.

  • Compile and share the best practices in climate governance across the Asia-Pacific region.

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