UN連線: 台灣青年於正式會議執言

UN連線: 台灣青...

 

台灣時間11/15凌晨兩點,是聯合國氣候峰會「附屬履行機構」(SBI)的閉幕式。

TWYCC代表團員—簡世儒,代表青年非政府組織(YOUNGO)的氣候培力行動工作小組(Action for Climate Empowerment, ACE Working Group)發言,要求大會正視「氣候教育」未被納入各國計畫之中的事實,並提出青年參與機制,及強調「下而上」(bottom up)互動的重要性。

最後,TWYCC代表再次呼籲大會切勿拖延,必須要在接下來一週的會議中提高野心。影片中是TWYCC團員代表YOUNGO在SBI閉幕式上所發表的演講:

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親愛的主席和代表們好,

我的名字是簡世儒,很感謝有這次機會代表YOUNGO發言。

回顧過去一週,雖然會議過程中已經產生了許多程序上的結論,但實質性的決定並不多。若是無法讓所有人立即行動的話,要如何把全球升溫限制在1.5°C之內?我們需要在2020年之前行動,同時提出清楚而全面的藍圖。並且,我們青年非政府組織相信「氣候培力」(ACE)是行動的基礎。

今天是大會的「教育日」,我們看到許多強調「氣候培力」的活動,以及聯合國秘書處針對ACE發布的一份教育指南。不幸的是,大多數國家提出的自主減排目標(NDC)仍然沒有將「氣候培力行動」列入優先考量,我們分析後的結果,發現目前197個締約國,只有23個國家將「氣候培力」和「青年」納入自主減排目標中。

我們要求各國都針對氣候培力設置一個「國家對口」(national focal point for ACE),並將「氣候培力」納入他們實踐巴黎協定的計畫之中。我們要求透過「官方青年代表計畫」,提升各國青年在代表團中的參與度。

面對氣候變遷,青年是受影響最大的族群,這也讓「世代衡平」(Intergenerational Equity, Inteq)成為實踐「氣候正義」不可或缺的一環,我們必須得到更多的決策管道和能力建構,才有機會促成轉型動能。青年已經注意到「由下而上」互動模式的必要性,才能讓整體機制對最弱勢的群體有益。

作為青年世代,我們經不起一再地拖延。坐在這間會議室裡的我們和全世界的人都應該知道,落實巴黎協定是我們現今面臨的最大挑戰,在未來,也將由我們告訴下一世代我們有沒有做到。

因此,我們需要大幅地提高接下來一週在任何一場討論中的野心。

 

[YOUNGO INTERVENTION ON SBI CLOSING PLEANARY]

Dear Chair and distinguished delegates,

My name is Chien Shih-ju. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak on behalf of YOUNGO. Looking back at the past week, there have been many procedural conclusions, however not as many substantive decisions have been made.

How can we limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius without immediate action from all factions of society? We need pre-2020 action, with a clear and comprehensive roadmap. We, YOUNGO, believe the items of Action for Climate Empowerment — ACE — are the foundation for implementation. Today is Education Day at COP22. We have seen many events highlighting ACE and a set of guidelines announced by the Secretariat.

Unfortunately, most countries still fail to prioritize ACE in their NDCs. We conducted an analysis and found that only 23 out of 197 parties mention both ACE and Youth in their NDCs. We ask for all countries to identify a national focal point for ACE and integrate ACE into their plans towards achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement.

We ask for youth participation in the delegations, through programs such as Youth Delegates Programs. Youth will be the most affected by climate change, making intergenerational equity integral to fostering climate justice and therefore we should be provided access and capacity to enable the transition. Youth have noted that, a bottom-up interaction is essential if we want to make sure that all the mechanism implemented is beneficial for the most vulnerables.

As young people, we cannot afford to wait. All of us in this room and the rest of the world should know, that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is our challenge and that we are the ones who have to tell coming generations if we made it or not. We need to raise ambitions in the following meetings.