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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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The UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) is an event under the banner of 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 Conference of the Parties (COP), in the same host country as the COP. COY serves as a space for capacity building and policy training, in order to prepare young people for their participation at COP.

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 separate taskforces to take up different tasks to support LCOYs throughout the world. If you are interested, you can join any of these taskforces according to your choice and expertise.


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