There is an anticipated participation of about 25,000 people from around the world for COP 23, which will be made possible with the help of many volunteers. Out of them, more than 600 are trained today at the World Conference Center in Bonn.
UN Climate Change, in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers (UNV), is conducting an ambitious and innovative campaign to mobilize over 650 volunteers to assist in the delivery of this year’s conference.
The call for volunteers has attracted a flood of interest. Since registration opened on Monday 18 September, over 6,000 applications have been submitted.
This is the first time that volunteerism has been integrated into the planning and delivery of UN climate conferences on such a large scale.
Interested in helping to save the planet? United Nations Volunteers (UNV), in collaboration with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement (UNFCCC), is accepting applications for volunteers to play a key role in the organisation and facilitation of the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference, COP 23, which will take place 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator, and Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, chaired the dialogue on the capacity to adapt and modify everyone’s behavior to fight global warming and save the planet.
During the first two weeks of December, the eyes of the world will be on Lima, Peru, in order to follow the COP20*, an event of utmost importance in terms of negotiation in order to advance to a new Climate Change Protocol in Paris next year. A team of 10 national UN Volunteers has trained more than 1,200 youth volunteers who will be active during the whole event, especially in the