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The 12th Youth Workshop

Green infrastructure for Climate Resilience

I. Overview

Undergraduate/graduate school students who are

- Download application form from www.cifaljeju.org

- Submit your application to the email (greendreams.kor@gmail.com) by

June 6th

- There may be an interview session (Within 3 days of the deadline)

- The selection result will be uploaded on June 11th on the website

- You must register and deposit 30,000 KRW by June 13rd

- Maximum airfare of 80,000 KRW*, meals, accommodation, gifts, fees, and UNITAR certification

* Not applicable to those who live in Jeju

Young people under 30 years old account for almost half of the global population. There is no doubt that the youth plays a crucial role in influencing others to support the SDGs. Advocacy is a strategic and deliberate process to bring about change in policies and practice. Youth has a power to present global issues with their creativity and energy and with appropriate advocacy strategy. It is possible to positively impact the community, nation, and the world.

Out of 17 SDGs, this workshop focuses on Goal 9 and 13 which are related to the theme of “Green Infrastructure for Climate Resilience”. Target 9.A states “Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”.  Also, Target 13.1 says “Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries”.

Climate change influences every part of the globe but its impact is greater for those who live in urban areas. In 2016, about 54.5% of the world’s population lived in urban settlements and by 2030, it is projected to house 60% of people (UN Data booklet, 2016). Green infrastructure manages water and create healthier environment by using vegetation, soils, and natural processes (EPA, 2016). It emerged as a solution that can help improve community resilience. The concept is widely ranged from flood management to lowering building energy demands.

At COP21 in Paris, a Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition was formed, inviting government agencies, international asset managers, owners and development agencies to promote green infrastructure development and financing. The question is what can we do as youths? How can we address these issues?

During the workshop, we are going to explore innovative solutions that can be found in our society. Also, you and your group will be also sharing your own ideas to address these issues with a proper advocacy strategy and think about possible activities or solutions to promote green infrastructure for climate resilience.


II. Program

Day 01 (Wednesday, July 4th, 2018)

Time

Session

Venue

9:00 – 09:20

Registration

Jeju International Airport

09:20–10:20

Transfer to Jeju Booyoung Youth Center

10:20–11:50

Ice breaking and Orientation (Introduction of UNITAR JITC, and the workshop)

Minjae Kang, Program Officer of UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC

11:50-12:50

Lunch and Break

13:00–13:20

Opening Ceremony

- Welcoming remarks
UNITAR CIFAL Jeju Director Ma Young-sam

- Congratulatory Remarks

Global Inner Peace Representative Koh Eun-Kyoung

- Group Photo

13:20-14:20

Mission Keynote

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju Director Ma Young-sam

14:20-14:30

Break

14:30–15:30

Lecture 1

Youth Engagement: Innovative Youth Participation in Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction

16:00-18:00

Lecture 2

Understanding of Green Infrastructure and Climate Resilience

18:00–19:30

Dinner  

19:30–21:00

Group Meeting & Planning Session

21:00–22:00

Presentation

22:00

Room arrangement and Lights out

Day 02 (Thursday, July 5th, 2018)

Time

Session

Venue

07:00-08:30

Breakfast

09:00-12:30

Field Visit 1

(National Typhoon Center)

Field Visit 2

(Renewable Energy Exhibition Hall Information)

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Field Visit 2 (Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak)

18:00-19:00

Dinner

19:30-21:00

Preparing a group presentation

21:00-22:30

Free time

22:30

Lights out

Day 03 ( Friday, July 6th, 2018)

Time

Session

Venue

07:30

Waking up and gathering  

Jeju Booyoung Youth Center

07:30 – 09:00

Breakfast and room checkout

09:00 – 12:00

Preparing a group presentation

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 15:30

Presentation of group discussion results

15:30 - 16:00

Closing ceremony: certificates, rewards, and photo time

16:00 – 17:00

Transfer to the airport

17:00 -

Farewell

*The details of the program may be subject to change

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