8:30 AM
Check-in

For security reasons, only people with IDs will be allowed to enter the area for COY14 time at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
There is a cloakroom in the building, however, the organizers do not take responsibility for the things left there. Therefore, anyone who can, should leave luggage in the place of stay.

Duration: until 05:00 PM
Room: Main hall

 

8:30 AM
Wellbeing Area

This is a place providing opportunities to hang out with your newly-made climate friends, discuss all your new insights or just relax a bit and take a coffee break.
As COY14 (and the following COP24) can be quite stressful and intense at times, it is our core desire to address issues of well-being and sustainable activism. Check out the an active-wellbeing room that can be used for Yoga, meditation and prayer and a second room reserved for workshops on this topic. Our Wellbeing Team will be continuously available for everyone who would like someone to check-in with.

Duration: until 06:00 PM
Room: 3rd floor, rooms 330 and 333

 

8:30 AM
Morning Kick-off

Morning kick-off session begins the next exciting COY day. You will also receive important updates as well as information about the highlights of the day.

Duration: 90 min
Room: 3rd floor

 

8:30 AM

Meditation

A short meditation to improve self-awareness and create powerful poasitive vibrations in our enviroment.

Language: English

Duration: 10 min

Room: 333

 

9:00 AM
Principles and ideas of degrowth and its link to climate change mitigation

The aim of this workshop will be first to describe the principles and ideas behind degrowth and its link to climate change mitigation but also to discuss the relevance of such an approach in an international context. How it will affect GS? And try to develop strategies for its implementation. The activity will be built around a 30-45 minutes presentation (by Alix Ruhlmann) and then will be opened to discussion, exchange, reflection. This workshop will also help the participants to take part more efficiently in the COP degrowth-event that will (most likely) be held in German pavilion.

Speaker: Alix Ruhlmann
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: Sala Rady Wydziału

 

9:00 AM
The Climate Collage

We propose to organize a workshop for 50 people base on “The Climate Collage”, a fun, participatory and creative workshop on climate change based on collective intelligence. We need one tables of 1×2 m for each group of 6-8 people. We bring the rest of the material.

Speaker: Cédric Ringenbach
Language: English
Duration: 180 min
Room: 147

 

9:00 AM
LCOY Austria and LCOY Netherlands

During this session, members of the LCOY Austria and LCOY Netherlands will give insights from one year of organising Local Conferences of Youth in our respective countries. After explaining our visions and motivations that drove us throughout these projects, we will share our experience in 5 different aspects of each conference. These are:
Financing
Promotion
Finding team members
Coordinating a team
Organising the programme
What was special about each conference?
Afterwards, we would like to discuss with the participants, what purpose they think LCOYs have (where are we?), what role LCOYs could play in the future (where do we want to go?), and what concrete next steps we can take to reach these goals (how do we get there?)

Speaker: Lennart Tiller
Language: English
Duration:
90 min
Room: 148

 

9:00 AM
EU legislation concerning GMO

This presentation will be focusing on EU legislation concerning GMO, it will include specified explanation what is GMO and how it is implemented in food production in Europe as well how it is connected with the intellectual property. We will concentrate on the legislation influence on this phenomenon and why it is so important for our safety.

Speaker: Anna Maria Rizzo
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 137

 

9:00 AM
How climate change and oil & gas sector can be on the same side of the debate

A hot topic is how climate change and oil & gas sector can be on the same side of the debate. I will be giving a detailed presentation on how oil and gas regulator has led the way to an innovative policy and regulatory regime to reduce nearly 50% of methane emissions from oil and gas sector, while enabling businesses.

Speaker: Naumann Saeed Anwar
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: Sala Sympozjalna 2

 

9:00 AM – CANCELLRD
Traditional knowledge management for climate change adaptation.

L’action proposé consistera à outiller les participants de la Coy 14 sur les mécanismes et approches communautaires intégrés de gestion des connaissances traditionnelles en matière d’adaptation au changement climatique.

Speaker: Bademba Balde
Language: French
Duration: 90 min
Room: 141

 

9:00 AM
What will I do to achieve the future – CANCELLED

Présentation d’un modèle de gestion des ressources en eau de la région centre du Maroc (région Fès-Meknès) qui connaît une surexploitation hydrique vu le développement multidisciplinaire surtout les besoins en eau du secteur agricole.
Les études démontrent que ces ressources en eau pour cette region (région Fès-Meknès), avec les changements climatiques, vont disparaître en cas d’absence d’ intervention gouvernementale et/ou de tous les intervenant dans l’exploration en eau de La région.

Speaker: Mohammed El Bouhdidi
Language: French
Duration: 90 min
Room: 143

 

9:00 AM
To co-create a collaborative mobilization that will engage thousands of youth from across the globe.

As the world prepares for the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference in Poland, TakingITGlobal, the Centre for Global Education, and a number of strategically chosen partner organizations, are looking to take direction from Indigenous elders, community members, scholars, and activists to co-create a collaborative mobilization that will engage thousands of youth from from across the globe. With guidance of Indigenous leadership, this year’s project will educate and mobilize young people to act as allies in the fight against climate change for planetary survival. #Decolonize: #Decarbonize 2018 will synthesize the opinions of youth from all over the planet into a statement of action which demonstrates the centrality of Indigenous voice to climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals, as grounded in the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Speaker: Sarah Flynn
Language: English
Duration:
90 min
Room: Sala Sympozjalna I

 

9:00 AM
Permaculture Introduction and design Process in SDGs

Permaculture ecological design for earth care , people care and Fair share as unique tool for social progress as a main indicator to realize sustainable development goals as we focus on localizing SDGs and fostering indigenous technologies as we create alternative that are more sustainable for our needs.

Speaker: Charles Mugarura
Language: English
Duration: 180 min
Room: 234

10:45 AM
Tracking Climate Change Through Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Six Indigenous youth from the MacKenzie River Basin have learned traditional ecological knowledge from their elders and community members to develop posters that communicate community knowledge of climate impacts in Canada’s northern regions. Outcomes from the student projects help to identify key areas for future research, particularly regarding the role of traditional ecological knowledge in tracking and adapting to climate change in vulnerable, northern communities.

Speaker: Carrie Karsgaard
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 239

 

10:45 AM
Using social media to accomplish effective environmental storytelling and climate activism

This workshop will be centered around using social media to accomplish effective environmental storytelling and climate activism. We will brainstorm/ workshop an environmental campaign and discuss potential social media tools and strategies to bring a larger narrative to our communities.

Speaker: Kristy Drutman
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 238

 

10:45 AM
Telling Better Climate Change Stories

The session will begin with understanding the basic science of climate change. Without delving into the repercussions of climate change, we will talk about the associated empathy, values, emotions and feelings. I will be sharing some powerful stories of why some people get really motivated to do something about climate change and eventually, I will help everyone find those stories for themselves. Through thoughtful thinking, we will leverage our passion to empower ourselves and others.

Speaker: Shantanu Agrawal
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 137

 

10:45 AM
SustainUS

SustainUS, a U.S. youth climate advocacy organization, will be bringing 12 young U.S. movement leaders to COP 24. As youth from communities on the frontlines of climate change and fossil fuel extraction, we aim to use creative action and storytelling to disrupt the Climate Talks and demand an immediate transition to renewable energy. In this workshop, we would present our demands for reparations to affected peoples globally and highlight how youth embody resilience through bold resistance.

Speaker: Phillip Brown
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 144

 

10:45 AM
Climate issue in international law

The 45-minute lecture is about the issues of climate change and environmental protection in international law. The lecture will focus on the Kyoto Protocol.

Speaker: Artur Tyński
Language: Polish
Duration: 60 min
Room: 138

 

10:45 AM
Understanding, sustainable living and responding to global climate change in fragile resource zone of Namibia

With a vision to protect the fragile Namibia environment, Africa’s ecosystem, prevent global warming and deforestation, maintain biodiversity and enhance the economic development for all, Papersmart Industries recycles waste newsprints, used office papers and mixed papers to produce unique products high quality at low cost using cutting-edge technology: the eco-friendly pencils…The produced pencils have only eco-friendly, natural ingredients: gum, newsprint paper and lead. Our products are safe for the environment, our health. The above described pencils constitute a communication tools raising climate change awareness, saving trees, keeping our environment healthy. As Global climate change, judging from the debate on the subject, is one of the major concerns of the world today, at Papersmart industries we take action and live sustainably. We do not practice “wait and see” approach.
If I am given chance and tell my story to the audience at COY14 in December 2018 in Krakow, Poland, I will speak about “Global Climate Change and Responses in behavior change “to mitigate and prevent global warming and share my experiences about my climate practical actions and results.

Speaker: Aime(Komi) Lebon Amehoenou
Language: English
Duration:
90 min
Room: 147

 

11:00 AM
Stencils for social change

Learn how to use one of the easiest ways to put together an interesting and effective visual for your campaigns and demonstrations.

We will talk about groups who are actively using this medium and we will have a session of hands-on activities where we will cut our own stencil and continue our mural  together.

Speaker: Danny
Language: English

Room: Art space – 332

 

12:00 AM

Meditation

A short meditation to improve self-awareness and create powerful poasitive vibrations in our enviroment.

Language: English

Duration: 10 min

Room: 333

 

12:45 PM
SustainaClaus’ SDGchallenge.com

SustainaClaus introduces “How the Blockchain Saved the World”, with the Banners from Mt. Everest and the plan to make CHANGE WEDNESDAY the day we take Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).

Speaker: Philip McMaster
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: Sala sympozjalna 1

 

12:45 PM
How I almost got the city of Katowice destroyed.

I would like to share a story about how I almost got the city of Katowice destroyed. It involved a team effort of sending an official, signed by the President of our city, letter to director Michael Bay asking him to film next Transformers movie here in Katowice. Why? Because this city is already destroyed – it is more car-friendly then people friendly. I really wanted to change that. But how? The Internet comes to the rescue.

Speaker: Piotr Gacek
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 239

 

12:45 PM
Talanoa Dialogue on climate education and loss and damage from the perception of youth from Small Island Developing States.

To facilitate a Talanoa Dialogue on climate education and loss and damage from the perception of youth from Small Island Developing States. Creating more education around this areas and empowering youth participants from other parts of their world to break the ice and share the experiences and stories. Moreover, creating greater access to climate finance adaptation and sharing of real live stories and experiences from the Pacific and Fiji.

Speaker: Komal Kumar
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 137

 

12:45 PM
The Youth Climate Change Leaders’ Conference held in Tasmania

This presentation will be detail the Youth Climate Change Leaders’ Conference held in Tasmania year and include Plan for the Planet, school-based actions undertaken with students their mentors around Tasmania. It will conclude with a practical session which featured at the Conference- making beeswax wraps!

Speaker: Nel Smit
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 138

 

12:45 PM
Vulnerability of island states

This workshop will reflect on the vulnerability of island states and invite participants to discuss concrete actions they can take to adapt to climate change.

Speaker: Yaogan Amedodji AKPADJA
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 143

 

12:45 PM
Consciousness and climate action 

This workshop explores the connection between consciousness and climate action. Through meditations, reflections and exercises we would find simple, sustainable solutions that can help to decarbonize our lifestyles and empower ourselves.

Speaker: Juan Vazquez
Language: English
Duration:
90 min
Room: 148

 

12:45 PM
Campus Climate Corps (CCC)

Campus Climate Corps (CCC) expands on its exhibitsandexhibits and workshops at COY11-Paris and COY12-Marrakesh by adding a “virtual poster session” in which 24 US students deliver live, interactive poster presentations to COY14-Bonn attendees. The virtual poster session, including production of 12 TVs & laptops plus telecommunications, reduces GHG gas emissions by 95% compared to overseas flights for 24 US poster authors. CCC seeks to expand the US poster gathering into a larger COY14-Florida event

Speaker: Rock Aboujaoude Jr.
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 147

 

12:45 PM
How can cities deliver better energy strategies? The case of Dubai.

I would like to share some key results of my master thesis which investigates how to shape urban energy policies to help with the energy transition. The Paris recognizes the need for a ‘cleaner and more efficient energy system’ as a core policy goal and countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement and have committed to decreasing GHG emissions are adopting strategies to improve energy efficiency, promote renewables and incentivize residents to reduce energy demand. Although these energy strategies propose actions that will influence the urban fabric, they don’t illustrate this impact or show where change will occur. Moreover, urban development plans don’t explore the potential to reduce energy consumption through changes in land use, building form or public realm design. The organization of space in urban areas can contribute to the efficiency of energy systems and can help with the energy transition in cities. Spatial or urban planning is the main tool that governments use to influence urban form and development and must consider the energy question. Planning should set the policy tone to challenge current norms that are not energy efficient and facilitate a process for developers, urban designers and architects to work within. A part of my research analyzes the energy strategies of 4 cities- Vancouver, Oakland, Hong Kong and Oslo. The aim of this analysis is to understand the focus of energy strategies today and assess the gaps that need to be filled in the future. Most of the strategies aim to reduce GHG emissions as a primary objective. The presentation will highlight the common actions among all 4 strategies, highlight the differences amongst them, assess if they focus on reducing energy demand or increasing renewable energy supply, examine the relationship between energy strategies and urban development plans and conclude with criticisms about the 4 strategies. One of the key conclusions of this analysis is that energy strategies don’t emphasize spatial aspects of the energy transition but leave it to urban development plans to address. Very often the energy question is not emphasized in urban development plans, thus creating a gap between urban development strategies and energy strategies.

Speaker: Karishma Asarpota
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: Sala sympozjalna II

 

12:45 PM
Polish is my superpower

Language survival is a course that will teach you basic phrases in Polish. In a relaxed atmosphere you will learn the basic concepts that will make it easier for you to move around Poland and contact the local population

Speaker: Wioletta Hajduk-Gawron
Language: English
Duration:
40 min
Room: 231

 

1:30 PM
Polish is my superpower

Language survival is a course that will teach you basic phrases in Polish. In a relaxed atmosphere you will learn the basic concepts that will make it easier for you to move around Poland and contact the local population

Speaker: Magdalena Knapik
Language: English
Duration:
40 min
Room: 231

 

2:00 PM
NonViolentDirectAction

A discussion on various forms of resistance and how anyone can fight the power that oppresses them through peaceful and clear actions. Join in as we explore the various means and tools out there and how they are used for campaigning.

Speaker: Amalen
Language: English

Room: Art space – 332

 

2:45 PM
Polish is my superpower

Language survival is a course that will teach you basic phrases in Polish. In a relaxed atmosphere you will learn the basic concepts that will make it easier for you to move around Poland and contact the local population

Speaker: Kinga Groszewska
Language: English
Duration:
40 min
Room: 231

 

2:45 PM
Little steps. Big changes.

Why people do not change their action concerning the global warnings about climate change? Why individuals do not contribute to ecological movements? A short presentation about the psychology of behavior and creating effective social media content which can have an influence on one’s action. The content will be focused on individual stages of changing behavior in order to show how it could be influenced for social benefits.

Speaker: Paulina Kamińska
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: Sala Sympozjalna I

 

2:45 PM
Asia Youth Climate Network

The workshop is divided into three parts.
1. Climate & Culture session is an expo. where each country does separate sessions at once, and attendees can move around in the venue and discuss with representatives.
2. The Talanoa Dialogue. We will share our stories on climate actions in each of our home countries, and invite all participants to share their own stories.
3. Gaming. It is called “The Toilet Agreement”, which participants can experience international negotiation through this game.

Speaker: Andy Ko
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 239

 

2:45 PM
Permaculture Policy Inclusion for effective response to climate change challenges / Paris Agreement.

Permaculture creating deep understanding on solution development for social – innovation progress challenges and fundamental decision and policy making using permaculture tools.

Speaker: Charles Mugarura
Language: English
Duration: 180 min
Room: 238

 

2:45 PM
Compost: the new black gold

A large part of the waste we produce on a daily basis can be reused by transforming it into compost. We will go on a journey to understand how food scraps from your kitchen can be turned into valuable compost that has is beneficial for agriculture, produces energy and has an economic benefit. Finally we will show you how you can have a positive environmental impact by composting at home.

Speaker: Andrea Quilici
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 137

 

2:45 PM
Rooted in care sustaining movments zine launch

Our workshop will focus on exploring the intersection between our feminism as young activists and our organising in the climate and environmental movement. Climate impacts are re-shaping our world, and we cannot & must not separate these concerns from our struggles as feminists. As diverse young feminists & climate justice advocates, we have unique insights, and face particular forms of patriarchy, ageism & structural barriers. This session features diverse young feminists & their stories of fighting for climate justice, and invites participants to share theirs in an open and critical discussion. We will divide into three groups for half of the session where we will work with prompts to build our own stories. Then, for the second half, we will come together to share our insights, present our stories in a creative way, and lead a conversation on intersectional movement building. We will use the Young Feminists for  Climate Justice storytelling project as a resource for the workshop.

Speaker: Maria Alejandra Escalante, Germana Montalvo, Boitshepo Motsamai
Language: English
Duration: 180 min
Room: 240

 

2:45 PM
A play of a comic nature in which the role of nature and the role of generations and young people to protect the planet

A play of a comic nature in which the role of nature and the role of generations and young people to protect the planet. As well as the obstacles they face from decision-makers to reach their goal.

Speaker: Nabil Oudriss
Language: Arabic
Duration: 90 min
Room: 138

 

2:45 PM
Effect of bad climatic conditions in the Ghanaian agricultural industry

I want to talk about the effect of bad climatic conditions in the Ghanaian agricultural industry and how seemingly insignificant climatic changes contribute to poverty in this region of the world. I will then end with suggestions on how to improve climatic conditions and the need to work together to achieve it.

Speaker: Carl Flynn
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 143

 

2:45 PM
Why people deny climate change, why do they believe in conspiracy theories related to this topic.

It is a presentation about the reasons why people deny climate change, why do they believe in conspiracy theories related to this topic. It will be I would like to explained why is it is dangerous to believe in such theories and what can we do to change those false beliefs. I want to talkIt will be also albout the impact of need for uniqueness, need for affiliation, need for cognitive closure and need for understanding on believing in conspiracy theories.

Speaker: Sabina Bujoczek
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 141

 

2:45 PM
Youth involvement in the UN climate conferences is always significant and powerful.

Youth involvement in the UN climate conferences is always significant and powerful. But the lack of respect for young people’s leadership can mean our abilities are underutilised. And we can internalise the lack of respect and fail to take ourselves seriously, despite our many accomplishments.
We will communicate our vision for youth leadership in the environmental movement. And learn about how the tools of Sustaining All Life can support us to do this.

Speaker: Liam Geary Baulch
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 144

 

2:45 PM
An educational and visual program on water management in the world and the global situation.

program edukacyjny i wizualny dotyczący gospodarki wodnej na świecie i sytuacji globalnej.

Speaker: Aya El Moslih El Moslih
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Room: 147

 

2:45 PM
Exhibition

Nous avons participé à plusieurs conférences dans le cadre des COP des nations unis. Notre établissement à travers son bureau international pour la promotion du développement durable et des échanges internationaux présente chaque année un programme sur les questions du climat. Notre lycée est un acteur du développement durable. Il œuvre vers une école moderne qui s’inscrit dans la lutte pour préserver la planète.

Speaker: Julien Krima
Language: French
Duration:
90 min
Room: 235

 

3:00 PM
Jellyfish Power! Taking art to the streets in the fight against climate change (with your own DIY puppet)

Jellyfish are some of the only lifeforms becoming more prolific as climate change progresses. These bizarre and beautiful creatures are thriving in the warming seas and oceans and their prolific ability to thrive is destroying other a marine life and also creating challenges for coastal humans. In this workshop, we will make jellyfish from trash

Speaker: Amalen
Language: English

Room: Art space – 332

 

4:00 PM

Meditation

A short meditation to improve self-awareness and create powerful poasitive vibrations in our enviroment.

Language: English

Duration: 10 min

Room: 333

 

4:00 PM
Andrzejki – an evening of divination

Evening of magic and fortune telling!

Want to know what will your future bring? Who your beloved be and where he or she will come from? Where will you live in the future? How much money will you earn?

Enjoy spending time with friendly people and in unforgettable atmosphere?

Join our St. Andrew’s night and have fun with getting to know some interesting Polish traditions, supersitions and Poles!

We invite you on November 30th from 4 p.m. (we will be waiting all afternoon) to the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Silesia, Bankowa 11 (COY conference building).

Speakers: Ilona Dul, Agnieszka Tambor, Karolina Graboń, Barbara Morcinek-Abramczyk

Duration: 20 min

Room: Hall 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor; AULA Kazimierza Popiołka, Sala Rady Wydziały, Sala Sympozjalna I