Declaration for Climate Justice

The Global Youth Statement synthesizes the collective demands of children and youth across the world, represented by YOUNGO, the official children and youth constituency of the UNFCCC, to global leaders to bring about decisive change at COP27. It was formed from a consultation with young people from more than 149 countries and presented at the 17th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY17).

It comprises key policy demands across 15 themes, ranging from climate finance and energy to loss and damage and climate justice. Our collected and unified demands are integrated into our agendas, actions and commitments. We call for an inclusive approach to climate governance that acknowledges the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on our communities and the need for systemic and radical action.

From heat waves across Europe to droughts across Africa and massive floodings in Asia, the past year of extreme weather events have served as a(nother) wake-up call for humanity. Global Youth urges political leaders to take heed, take charge, and take action.

We have no more time to lose.
Our future literally depends on it.