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Attend the International Climate Negotiations in Doha, Qatar!

Join the SustainUS climate change negotiations delegation to COP18!

The SustainUS Agents of Change (AoC) program is now accepting applications to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention and the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP18 and CMP8), which will be held in Doha, Qatar from November 26 to December 7, 2012!

COP18 will help determine future international policy on climate change, and youth must make our voices heard. Young people from across the globe are organizing to bring a sense of urgency and rationality to the meeting. Countries at the negotiations must reach consensus and work together to make the kinds of pollution cuts that science tells us are necessary to avoid dangerous climate change.

This is where we come in. The SustainUS Agents of Change delegation, comprised of key leaders in the US youth climate movement from various organizations and backgrounds, will have a unique opportunity to represent US youth at the COP. Delegates will work with each other and with international youth in advance of the conference to educate themselves and their communities, develop policy priorities, acquire skills in effective lobbying, and engage the broader youth community in action related to international climate policy. As NGO representatives at the COP, delegates will work side-by-side with government delegates, leaders from international organizations, and fellow members of civil society to ensure a just and forward-looking outcome to the negotiations.

Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 26 as of December 2012 and to either (a) be a US citizen or (b) have studied or worked in the US for more than six months. All application materials must be received by 5:00 pm EST on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

To learn more about SustainUS and apply to attend the 18th Conference of Parties in Doha, visit sustainus.org/apply-cop18. You may also direct questions to agents@sustainus.org.

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