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Period: 2,3,4 November 2022

Location: Sharm El-shiekh,Egypt 

Deadline: 20/10/2022

About COY 17:

The UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) is an event under YOUNGO – The Official Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference takes place right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, also known as the Conference of the Parties (COP), in the same host country as the COP. COY serves as a space for capacity building and policy training to prepare young people for their participation at COP.

In 2022, COY will be in its 17th year and is dubbed as the most significant and longest-running youth event to date, gathering thousands of young changemakers from more than 140 countries. It is likewise hailed as the most significant youth gathering for its capacity to directly forward the official youth position in the UN Climate Negotiations.

One of the significant outputs of COY17 is the global policy document crafted by youth voices, which will be forwarded during the UN Climate Negotiations.

What are the Objectives and Scope of COY 17:

Additional to the expected outcomes of COY 17, the organizations behind COY 17 aspire to achieve the following objectives from COY 17

  1. Strong focus and participation of African and Global South young climate practitioners, advocates, and activists to capitalize on their unique experiences in addressing climate change implications; 

  2. Enhance support and mobilization of the global youth community towards adaptation and resilience action and smooth technology transfer from the global north to the global south;

  3. Strong representation and inclusion of women and indigenous communities to ensure  diversity across the participants, speakers, main programs, and side events; 

  4. Develop  a coherent Global Youth Statement that amplifies the voices of more than 60k youth activists from across the globe;

  5. Strongly present youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation action as central climate mitigation and adaptation effort, led by the younger generations in the future global economy; 

  6. Initiate an accelerated climate financing policy architecture to support youth efforts in the face of the climate crisis including adaptation financing and financing for peace; 

  7. Advance Climate, Peace, and Stability as a key priority for the fragility and conflict-affected contexts including through livelihood, water, and food security, in order to equally accelerate conflict-sensitive climate action and climate-responsive peacebuilding processes.

  8. Develop and support a policy structure for the youth negotiators process.

  9. Develop the novel concept of Climate Globalization

  10. Encourage youth inclusion in science-based research and development (qualitatively and quantitatively) including analysis and knowledge dissemination to avoid disinformation about climate change-related topics.

What are COY 17 Main Topics:

  1. Global Youth Statement

  2. Entrepreneurship and innovation

  3. African and Global South

  4. Youth Negotiators

  5. Adaptation and Resilience Action

  6. Climate Financing

  7. Climate Globalization

  8. Climate, Peace and Stability

  9. Handover and Integration

  10. Science and R&D