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Who We Are


Von Anfang an waren Jugendliche aktiv an den Konferenzen der Vertragsparteien (COP) beteiligt, die vom Rahmenübereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen über Klimaänderungen (UNFCCC) organisiert werden.


2005 versammelten sie sich vor der COP11 offiziell in Montreal, um sich Gehör zu verschaffen, und gründeten so die erste Jugendkonferenz (COY). Im Jahr 2009 haben das UNFCCC-Sekretariat und die Mitgliedstaaten des Konvents während der COP15 die Jugend offiziell als eigenen Beobachterkreis anerkannt (Bestätigung des Status im Jahr 2011), um die formelle Stimme von Kindern und Jugendlichen in UNFCCC-Prozessen zu vertreten. Der Wahlkreis ist als YOUNGO bekannt.



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5 Basic Principles of LCOY Working Group

The most important role of this working group is to empower and support young people who want to make a difference in their communities.



All decisions are made by consent. However, responsibilities can be delegated to specific groups that can then act autonomously.

Meaningful participation by everyone is only possible if we are transparent about the processes and our decisions.



We actively welcome each and every young person, no matter what background they have and with what level of experience they join.

Both as a group and as its members, we have to experiment, make mistakes, and learn continuously.



YOUNGO LCOY working Group has 4 task-groups to take up different tasks to support LCOYs throughout the world. If you are interested, you can join any of these task-groups according to your choice and expertise.

1. Applications and Selections

This group helps to develop the application process, responds to questions and queries made by applicants on the application process, reviews and evaluates applications received, approves selected conferences and also sends approval letters or official endorsement letter to the organisers.

Current Members

Lead: Fabiola Melchiori (Lola) (Germany)

Shamie Mucha Anenyesha (Zimbabwe), Claire Cheng (Hong Kong), Mathias Kpetohoto (Benin), Mian Joseph Atta (Côte d'Ivoire), Jessica Li (United States), Diana Corona (Venezuela), Nadia (Ghana).

2. Conference Support

This group helps by supporting LCOY teams in their work, creating toolkits & other documents.

Current Members

Olowoyeye Oluwafemi (Nigeria), Selma (Algeria), Israa Taha (Sudan), Dr. Ahmed Ouda (Palestine), Mian Joseph Atta (Côte d'Ivoire), Jessica Li (United States), Landry Ngaimeni (Mali), Nadia (Ghana).

3. Communication & Media

This group helps by creating and designing content, providing designing services for toolkits & other documents prepared by Conference Support TG, managing LCOY Official Social Media Channels and Website.

Current Members

Lead: Soumyadip Dewanji (India)

Abhishek Mani (India), Saline Akoth (Kenya).

4. Final Output

This group helps by bridging LCOY, RCOY and GCOY, report writing and following up and develops a Final Output process.

Current Members

Nada Mohamed (Egypt), Jafreen (Bangladesh), Merna Ahmed (Egypt), Selma (Algeria), Yoko Lu (Canada/Japan), Claire Cheng (Hong Kong), Soumyadip Dewanji (India), Israa Taha (Sudan), Dr. Ahmed Ouda (Palestine), Mathias Kpetohoto (Benin), Mildren Juma (Kenya), Mian Joseph Atta (Côte d'Ivoire), Xuan Zihan (China/Singapore), Jessica Li (United States), Landry Ngaimeni (Mali).

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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

Michael Jordan

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