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I am so proud to get the chance to represent youth as a member of this year's Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) to the United Nations International Climate Change negotiations in Lima, Peru. Help me get there! More ...

In April of this year, I applied to be a part of the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) to the United Nations international Climate Change negotiations in Lima, Peru.

In July, I was thrilled to find out that I had been selected as one of 7 youth from across Canada to attend the climate negotiations in Lima. I was so excited and nervous that I held off telling anyone for over a week in case the selection committee had made a mistake in choosing me! 

I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to meet with Canadian and world leaders to ensure that the voices of Canadian youth are represented at these negotiations which are so vital to the future of international climate policy.

While the CYD represents a wide range of Canadian youth, I want to recognize those most immediately affected by climate change; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples as well as indigenous peoples around the globe who are disproportionately affected by climate change and the industrial projects that cause it.

The Canadian Youth Delegation believes that it is vital that youth have a voice at international climate change negotiations to 1. hold the Canadian government accountable and 2. to demonstrate to the international community that Canadian youth will not tolerate the inaction of our government when it comes to climate change.

I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to participate in this international event, to connect with youth from around the world, to help create positive change, and to learn all I can from this experience to bring back to my organizing work here in Alberta.

By committing to take on this important role, I have also committed to fundraising to cover my own expenses for the trip. If you can support me in this work, it would mean a lot to me; every little bit counts!

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The Canadian Youth Delegation is a project organized by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.  For more information, please visit: www.ourclimate.ca

For updated information on the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, please visit: www.cop20.pe/en

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