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Structure

The AYF 2021 will be conducted across two weekends, starting with a high-level kick-off event and capacity building session on Saturday July 10. The main Youth Forum itself will then convene the following Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18. During the week between these two parts, the #WeekofACE2021 will offer a range of affiliated side events in which AYF participants are invited to participate.

Program & Content

The main program will consist of two parallel tracks; the first will provide a space for participants to exchange their views and best practices for ACE implementation and related issues, while the second will focus on specific youth recommendations and proposals for the next ACE WP. The latter should directly inform the work of Parties.

Week of ACE

The week of ACE is the week between weekend 1 and weekend 2. The week of ACE consists of side events organised by 3rd parties. It is part of our efforts to amplify the work being done on ACE.

Weekend 1

10th

July

13:00 - 13:20

Opening Session

Moderators: Jin and Ashik

  • Introduction to the ACE Youth Forum

  • Introduction of the team

13:20 - 14:30

Session 1

Youth Capacity Building Event for Engaging on Weekend 2

Speaker: Bas, Disha, Albert, Ashik, Jin

  • ACE 101

  • ACE Work Programme 

  • The importance of youth engagement in ACE

  • Weekend 2

14:30 - 15:00

Networking

#WeekofACE
Main event

13th

July

15:00 - 15:05

Opening Session

Moderators: Timothy, Disha

  • Introduction to the session and the speakers

15:05 - 16:05

Session 1

High-level Youth Dialogue on ACE 

Speakers:

  • Salka Sigurdardottir, COP26 Presidency, UK

Facilitators: Serena, Hailey

Mode: Presentation and Q&A

  • What role does ACE play in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement?

  • In what ways can young people successfully advance both the ACE agenda in the UNFCCC process and ACE-related activities in their national and local contexts

16:05 - 16:15

Group Photo & Screen Break

16:15 - 17:15

Session 2

Challenges and Opportunities for Youth ACE Action

Speakers:

  • Luz Falivene, Argentina

  • Margalit Levin, Australia

  • Alice Gaustad, Norway (tentatively)

  • Albert Magalang, Philippines

  • Pemy Gasela, South Africa

  • Marcia Tinto, Trinidad & Tobago

Facilitators: Steven, Sahana

Mode: Roundtable

  • How can Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders, especially youth, enhance their collaboration in ACE implementation? For example, by establishing an ACE Task Force, appointing ACE Youth Focal Points, etc.

  • How can Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders close the finance gap for ACE implementation, especially for youth-led or youth-serving activities? For example, by establishing a virtual ACE Marketplace for project proposals?

  • What collective goals, targets, objectives, or thematic foci could Parties pursue annually at the international level to advance ACE between now and 2030? How can ACE goals and metrics address the role of youth in ACE?

17:15 - 17:20

Closing Session

Moderators: Timothy, Disha

  • Summary of the day

  • Plans for the next day

Weekend 2 
Day 1

17th

July

15:00 - 15:10

Session 1

Opening Session

Facilitators: Steven

Introduction and welcome to Weekend 2, Day 1.

Going over the agenda and breakout rooms

Best practices for participation on Zoom 

15:10 - 15:15

Group Photo

15:15 - 16:45

Session 2

Parallel Breakout Rooms

Track 1: Exchanges

Facilitators: Serena, Steven

  1. What are young people doing to implement ACE in their communities?

  2. How do young people envision effective implementation of ACE?

16:45 - 17:00

Short Break

17:00 - 18:30

Session 3

Parallel Breakout Rooms

Track 1: Exchanges

Facilitators: Serena, Steven, Ashik

  1. What barriers and challenges do young people face in pursuing ACE at the global level?

  2. What barriers and challenges do young people face in pursuing ACE at the regional, local, and community levels?

18:30 - 18:45

Closing Session

Facilitators: Steven

  • Summary of the day

  • Plans for the next day

18:45 - 19:15

Informal Networking

Weekend 2
Day 2

18th July

15:00 - 15:10

Session 4

Opening Session

Facilitators: Sahana

Introduction and welcome to Weekend 2, Day 2.

Going over the agenda and breakout rooms

Best practices for participation on Zoom

15:10 - 15:15

Group Photo

15:15 - 16:45

Session 5

Parallel Breakout Rooms

Track 1: Exchanges

Facilitators: TBD

  1. What can be done to mitigate barriers to implementing ACE?

  2. What resources and support do young people need to implement ACE activities?

16:45-17:00

Short Break

17:00-18:30

Session 6

Parallel Breakout Rooms

Track 1: Exchanges

Facilitators: TBD

  1. How can young people synergize their ACE efforts regionally and globally?

  2. What role do intergenerational partnerships play in supporting youth on implementing ACE activities?

18:30 - 18:45

Closing Session

Facilitators: Hailey

  • Summary of the day

  • Next steps (hopefully participation in a side-event at COP)

  • Closing remarks for ACE Youth Forum 2021

18:45-19:15

Informal Networking

Schedule

Agenda