The Climate Change Programme works towards increasing knowledge and engagement when it comes to climate change, as well as develop policy and attend meetings such as the Conferences of the Parties.
2015 was a busy year for the Climate Change Programme. We organized a successful Conference before the GA in Vienna, we went to Cambodia to meet with members of parliaments in Asia and discuss climate change, and we represented IFLRY at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations: In Bonn, June and October, and COP21 in Paris. In Paris, we met with several liberal Ministers of the Environment. We organized an event with the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) and Liberal International (LI), we shared information continuously with our members, and we made sure that our voice was heard during these historic climate talks that ended with a new, international agreement.’
In the year to come, we will focus on Social media, media and articles, IFLRY and our member organizations, LI and its member organizations and the UNFCCC.
Climate change is an important issue for liberals, because it affects people’s right to freedom. Today, my freedom does not stop where yours begin. The consequences of climate change are not faced by those responsible — rather, it is the people who have the least responsibility for climate change who face them.
IFLRY works towards globalizing freedom. Limiting the consequences of climate change is an important factor to be able to do so. As an international organization, we can increase the focus on climate change globally.