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Strong power of words in the form of letter from Nepalese youth to G-7 Head of State


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Summary

We will be sending 7 Hard copy letters via post to G-7 Head of State on showing urgency of Climate Change policy implementation.

This project will be carried out under the initiative of Garjan.Org

About Garjan.Org

Garjan, a Nepalese word signifies “roar” in English.

We are the first online campaigning initiative launched in Nepal enthusiastically steadfast to create substantial impact in a far-reaching way by using the cutting-edge tools of Silicon Valley- to inspire, deliver, counter and mobilize millions of people around the globe. We also believe and want to create strong voice in global arena (as sense of powerful advocacy which has been weakening in a course of time) in global diplomacy and inspire day to day of lives of millions of people.

Moreover, we discuss, advocate, and build in movement about everything(that affect commons)from maternity issue in Congo to high Finnish divorce rate, from virtual state like Somalia to a new Sheikh masterpiece  in Dubai, rich against poor, conservative against liberal, multinational companies in Africa to non-profit organization in South Asia, progressive democracy against tyranny rule, good governance against corruption, nuclear weapons and climate change, Dollar and Bitcoin tussle, San Francisco south bay to Mumbai slum area, daily basic needs crisis from Kathmandu, Kabul and Kinshasa to high expensive cities like Singapore or Oslo, World Economic Forum against world with earning less than $1 a day, anti-racism to feminism, peace negotiations against arms supplies.

We evaluate the world is changing in post-1991 era using the tools of natural resources, the stock market, technology, capital and intellectualism.

We Garjan.org team continuously make our activist proactive to encircle in our movement. 

We react to it- socio-economic and political oppression of power over people

Read more at: www.garjan.org


Category of action

Youth Leadership on Climate Change


What actions do you propose?

Our action is sending a 7 hard copy letters to G-7 Head of State. Our proposed letters include following themes:

-What policy are they adopting to curve CO2 in current condition?

-Why business giants have mammoth influence in policy making mechanisms of G-7 Countries?

-How their policy is contributing to reduce Climate Change in Global South?

-Recently, TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is creating heavy buzz around Capitol Hill and Brussels? What matters to them? Economic Boom & Power- Single free market- Countering WTO and emerging powers-sidelining the future of earth- 'More economic growth means more exploitation of natural resources'

-Why Fracking in the US and Europe? Is it 'world power balancing' strategy?

-Why UN Climate Change Conference always fail to bind the global powers to a meeting point? Is there any diplomacy loopholes or any other stuff create hurdle in tying up individual countries priorities? If so, can you explain to us?

-Is there is any measurement between economic boom and Sustainability?

-If exploitation of nature continues in such a way, in coming 100 years or more, there won't be any 'living condition' exist in Earth-Are you preparing something in Mars to shift us?

Medium of sending letter: via Postal Service

What is G-7 Countries?

The Group of Eight (G8) was the name of a forum for the governments of a group of eight leading industrialized countries that was originally formed by six leading industrialized countries and subsequently extended with two additional members.[1] Russia, which was invited to join as the last member, was excluded from the forum by the other members on March 24, 2014, as a result of its involvement in the 2014 Crimea crisis in Ukraine.[2] Thus the group now comprises seven nations and will continue to meet as the G7 group of nations.

The forum originated with a 1975 summit hosted by France that brought together representatives of six governments: France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, thus leading to the name Group of Six or G6. The summit became known as the Group of Seven or G7 the following year with the addition of Canada. The G7 is composed of the seven wealthiest developed countries on Earth (by national net wealth or by GDP[3]), and it remained active even during the period of the G8. Russia was added to the group from 1998 to 2014, which then became known as the G8. The European Union is represented within the G8 but cannot host or chair summits.[4] The 40th summit became the first time the European Union able to host and chair a summit.

"G8" can refer to the member states in aggregate or to the annual summit meeting of the G8 heads of government. The former term, G6, is now frequently applied to the six most populous countries within the European Union. G8 ministers also meet throughout the year, such as the G7/8 finance ministers (who meet four times a year), G8 foreign ministers, or G8 environment ministers.

Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G8

Why the Absence of Climate Change at the G8 Summit is No Big Deal

BRUSSELS—The G8 Summit agenda is as good a snapshot as any of the preoccupations of the global elite. Over the past few years, the summits offered opportunities for the leaders of world’s largest industrialized economies to reflect — and occasionally even to commit to new actions — on international terrorism, the global financial crisis, and other issues of the moment. So what does it mean when an important topic is dropped from the official agenda, as happened last week in Northern Ireland when climate change failed to make the cut ?

Turning away from the G8, however, there are reasons to be optimistic that countries — especially the United States — may be about to reengage on this issue. President Barack Obama was not just playing to a sympathetic gallery when he pledged further action on climate change in Berlin on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry published an op-ed on the same day placing climate change at the top of the foreign-policy agenda of the United States, and noted the agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China last week on the phasing out of a class of highly potent greenhouse gases. This agreement, which could remove the equivalent of two years’ worth of greenhouse gases between now and 2050, was a diplomatic coup that was barely noticed outside environmental circles. The White House also signalled imminent action on emissions from new and existing power stations under existing clean air rules, which would send a powerful signal to investors to favor low-carbon energy infrastructure. Through diplomacy, regulations, and other measures that bypass the political stalemate in the U.S. Congress, the Obama administration could do much to cut U.S. emissions.

Thomas Legge is a senior program officer with the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ Climate and Energy Program, based in Brussels.

Read more at  http://blog.gmfus.org/2013/06/25/why-the-absence-of-climate-change-at-the-g8-summit-is-no-big-deal/

G-7 Countries (Address is at their website)

USA

http://www.usa.gov/

Canada http://www.canada.ca/en/

France

http://www.france.fr/en.html

Germany

http://www.bundesregierung.de/Webs/Breg/EN/Homepage/_node.html

Japan

http://web-japan.org/links/government/

Italy

http://www.esteri.it/mae/en

UK

https://www.gov.uk/

European Union (The Chair)

http://europa.eu/index_en.htm


 


Who will take these actions?

Activist of Garjan.Org, under the leadership of Saurav Raj Pant


What are other key benefits?

Outcomes:

- Hard copy letters is more powerful than soft copy letter( as we usually carried out through Internet). It will directly affect the reader with best and possible condition.

- Media Coverage

Sending letter via post to the G-7 Head of State will gather enormous media attention as most of the Government website publishes the suggestion, complaints or inquiry by general public in their website. It is usual that they will going to share our initiative in their website, Facebook and Twitter. This proves our impact of project.

We even ask to popular media to share our project.

-This would be entirely new initiative especially from Nepalese youth in the form of hard copy letters to G-7 Head of State(There is no such initiative from Nepal. It is unique)

 


What are the proposal’s costs?

Budget: $150

(This includes paper, letter and sending cost via Postal service to respective countries.)


Time line

Time period : 1 month


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