SustainUS is currently launching their recruitment process for the US youth delegation to the 2017 UN Climate Negotiations, more complicatedly known as COP23, the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This conference will take place November 6-17, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
The application will be in the form of a Creative Challenge, a new process launched last year. This is your chance to publicly share your story – whether it’s through writing, music, podcasts, artwork… any medium that conveys why and how you work for climate justice. SustainUS will support you in publishing your submissions along the way. Whether you’re a climate science researcher, musician, policy advocate, direct action organizer, a campus fossil fuel divestment leader… we encourage you to apply! We believe this Challenge fosters the growth of the youth climate justice movement while calling forth the skills we’d like to see on our team.
Fill out the Call to Interest form by Monday, April 3rd to get started on the application & join the Creative Challenge.
As youth delegates, you’ll learn how to work with the media and develop your own voice. You will collaborate with activists from around the world and build deep community within our team. Together you’ll lobby government negotiators, plan attention-grabbing actions, and tell game-changing stories that shift the narrative on international climate politics — all the while building skills and stories you’ll bring home to strengthen your own work and campaigns.
Want to know more about the delegation or the Creative Challenge? Reach out to Kayla DeVault at firstname.lastname@example.org.