Conference of Parties 13 (COP13) on Climate Change in Bali is coming. Indonesia as host country is being busy to make sure that the conference will be successful. Apart from the COP13, another conference for children called Children Conference on Climate Change is going to be carried out in Surabaya prior to COP13. Children from all part of the country and overseas will get together to learn and to anticipate the climate change problems.
Indonesia should take advantages being host of COP of UNFCCC by raising awareness about CC at all levels. President of Indonesia declares that CC should be a mainstream in Indonesia development. It is a very strong messages from the President. Therefore, COP13 in Bali must be a good opportunity to integrate CC in every development activities, so, CC issue will be a mainstreaming in development agenda.
To support the COP13 in Bali, a children conference on climate change will be carried out in Surabaya on 26 -30 November 2007. The Children Conference on Climate Change (CCCC) will have a topic: Kids and Young People Do Actions for a Better Earth. The children conference to be attended by young people age 10-14 years old from Surabaya, representative from all Indonesia and overseas. The organizer will be Tunas Hijau, and supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the City of Surabaya.
Participants of CCCC expected to bring their projects on environment to be exposed to all participants. The materials to be brought can be poster, paper, paintings. The CCCC will be designed in such way, so, it will be fun and interresting for children. The CCCC program includes workshop, seminar, discussion, field trip and exposition. There will be four categories to be exposed such as solid waste management (day-one), Forestry and Water Resources (day-two), Rivers and Ocean (day-three), Energyi and Lifestyle (day-four).
Children from various countries are invited to this conference. It is expected that countries in Asia and Pacific will participate to the CCCC, as they may attend COP13 in Bali. Threrefore, those who have booked for COP13 in Bali may include their children to join CCCC in Surabaya as Surabaya is only about 30 minutes flight from Bali. After attending CCCC in Surabaya children and their parents can attend Bali COP13.
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