About the LCOY & Conference
In brief, Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) is an initiative of YOUNGO, the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
These conferences are held in countries across the world with the aim to provide a space to boost youth climate action locally and act as a national version of the International Conference of Youth (COY).
Formally recognized in 2009, YOUNGO serves as the official voice of young people from across the globe in the UN climate negotiations under the UNFCCC.
Since the very beginning, YOUNGO has organized and hosted a COY each year immediately prior to the annual Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC. This meeting provides a crucial space for youth to gather for networking, topical training, and preparation to actively engage in the COP and other UN processes relating to climate change, environmental protection and sustainable development.
In 2015, the global wave of energy around COP21, which gave us the Paris Agreement, sparked an interest by many young people who could not attend the main conferences in Paris to organize parallel conferences. Known as “Local COYs”, these meetings played a critical role in mobilizing more young people for climate action than ever before around the world.
This practice of Local COYs continued since then. As the world now moves into pursuing the implementation of the Paris Agreement and raising ambitions in national and global efforts, it is more important than ever to engage young people beyond the realm of just the negotiations at the UNFCCC.
Who should attend?
We invite participation from youth students, young entrepreneurs and those interested to get involved in creating a better world. You will learn from industry experts, sustainable initiatives and youth innovators.
The conference will run online via Zoom across 3 sessions:
Friday, 29 January 2021: Session 1 on Sustainability 4:00-6:00 pm Dubai Time
Saturday, 30 January 2021: Session 2 on Conservation, 11:00am-1.00pm Dubai Time
Session 3 on Innovation: 4:00pm-6.00pm Dubai Time
Conference link will be sent to registered participants.
About LCOY UAE 2020:
The conference themed 'United Youth for Climate Change', the conference aims to raise awareness, provide a positive environment and a united platform for all young people in the country to come together to voice their thoughts, ideas and proposed solutions to climate change. The conference is hosted by the youth, for the youth to protect the environment without any commercial interest.
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The conference will run across 4 sessions:
Friday: 1 session, 6:30pm-8:05pm AEDT
Saturday: 2 sessions, 9:30am-1pm & 4:30pm-7:45pm AEDT
Sunday, 1 session, 10am-12:45pm AEDT
The conference will run online via Zoom. If this is your first time using Zoom, we've included a few tips here.