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Bilateral Collab Reflection

Environment   Oct 20, 2016 by Nevada Haun

On Monday October 17 we met with Brazil to compare our finding from our national servays and talk about global issues such as water and international aid. Some of the notable diffrences between the two countries were, water consumption and usable and availible water. As canadian we use water and do not reuse it simply because we do not have to, where as Brazil is in a water crisis, with very little avaible water. With fires destroying their savannah, using ever more of their water they really are only able to use very little if any water in thier day to day lives. I think one of the main factors that influences the difference is the seperate climates we live in.  They as well, felt that climate change was not talked about alot in schools and that lots of their youth that responded did not seem to think climate change was an issue. We in Canada also had this issue. We didn't really talk alot about international aid because of technology and time restraints, but over all it was a really good experince.

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Lexi Stein
Oct 23, 2016

I found it really interesting that Brazil is in a water crisis, and is in a far more extreme condition than Canada, yet still they find that people do not believe climate change is a huge issue. I'm sure it's very frustrating.

Davi Silva Fagundes
Oct 21, 2016

Dear Bilateral Partners, Good Day!

It was really a great pleasure to be able to put our students to talk about the themes of International Youth Conference on Water and Climate.

Our students were excited to share the same problems that occur in common in many countries, and many are still unable to reverse the current framework for the sustainability of water resources and working climate mitigation.

Here in Brazil (Brasilia-Federal District) have the Ministry of Environment, a document that deals with climate change mitigation issues in PDF (Portuguese) .pdf

I believe that the demands in these areas are immense and that countries have taken an important step to combat the greenhouse effect, however, as will be guided this action in the countries that signed the agreement?

Quam will make measurements and move to the UN and governments of the countries of the Term of agreement?

We note the need to put ourselves at the disposal of this research in Schools participants COY 22 - in each country, thus giving greater visibility of what we are doing.

As for financing from rich countries to developing countries, I see the great need for international aid to these countries, with visiting experts in the fields to help them in mitigation measures - exchange of experience and technology transfer - is of paramount importance this share, if not, we will be only in discurssos.

The commitment should be to all participants of the COY 22 that have a greater awareness of the issues impactful in our lives and the planet.

In this way, we put in the disposal, to have working groups of the participating countries as a reference for this future work, in partnership with universities and the UN.

A big hug and good week.

Success always.


Prof. Davi Silva Fagundes Contact: 55 (061) 98453-0308

Environmentalist - Environmental Educator - Water Resources Manager

Coordinator of the International Youth Climate Conference - COY 22 in Brazil

President of Agenda 21 Wansbeck location

Regional Coordinator of the Millennium Development Goals - North West

MPPU - Political Movement for Unity - Regional Wansbeck

Delegate of Agenda 21 of the Federal District

Delegate of the 1st Transparency and Social Control Conference of the Federal District

Member of Aquarius Institute - social and educational Institute, Technological, Environmental and Cultural Sustainable Development

Brian Dupuis
Oct 20, 2016

Nevada, I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend that discussion - it sounds like it was quite fruitful!

The comparison on how students, personally, habitually use water paints a powerful picture of how different parts of the world are impacted by climate shifts. The spectrum of challenges brought about by lack of water can go a step further, if you want: Yemen may be the first country to run out of water, and it's already leading to tension and instability. Furthermore, an intense multi-year drought may have been a major factor in the Syrian uprising (and the various events that followed, including the refugee crisis - some of you may even be sponsoring refugee families, bringing the water issue full circle).