Children and young people have been participating in the UNFCCC intergovernmental process since COP 5 in Bonn. Starting in COP 11/CMP 1, youth have also organized preparatory meetings called “Conferences of Youth,” which help build their capacity to participate in the UNFCCC negotiation process.
Since 2009 youth non-governmental organizations have been enjoying constituency status. This provides YOUNGO with the opportunity to address the plenary, High Level Segment of a COP/CMP, make submissions (individual youth organizations also), attend workshops, meet with officials of the Convention such as SB/AWG Chairs and COP President. They also organize Young and Future Generation’s Day during the COP/CMP featuring a series of side events, exhibits, interviews, media stunts and other activities.
For more information about YOUNGO and its current activities, please visit http://www.youthclimate.org or e-mail the YOUNGO focal points at:
Ms. Ruth Nyambura
Mr. Nathan Thanki