Youth for Climate Action: Conference of Youth

Every year YOUNGO together with local youth organizations organizes the Conference of Youth (COY) on the weekend before the annual year-end UN Climate Change Conference. The COY brings together young people from around the world who are passionate about addressing climate change and promoting sustainable lifestyles. It enhances the exchange of experiences, knowledge and good practices to strengthen the international youth climate movement and involve next generations in developing climate solutions and actions.

COY 13, 2017

November 2017, Bonn, Germany

The Conference of Youth will be taking place during the weekend before the opening of COP 23. The event is an annual international meeting of young persons eager to work on solving climate challenges. The conference is an official event of YOUNGO. More >>

COY 12, 2016

4 – 6 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco

Young people gathered in Marrakech to strengthen the role of youth in the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The focus of COY12 was on the role of education and capacity building in empowering young people to take action on climate change. More >>

COY 11, 2015

26 – 28 November 2015, Paris, France

The COY11 addressed more than 5000 young participants from around the world. This unprecedented event was an excellent opportunity to show a youth massively mobilized, inclusive, capable and responsible at the historic Paris climate summit. More >>

COY 10, 2014

28 – 30 November 2014, Lima, Peru

COY10 established a space of coordination and organization for the world’s youth in order to develop the youth climate agenda. More >>


COY 9, 2013

7 – 10 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland

COY9 sought to build the capacity of young people for their effective engagement in the UNFCCC process through targeted policy inputs and advocacy activities. More >>

COY 8, 2012

22 – 25 November 2012, Doha, Qatar

COY 8 demonstrated the instrumental role YOUNGO plays at the UNFCCC through policy creation, interventions, actions and lobbying; exemplifying the importance of youth: their creativity, passion and dedication for solving climate change. More >>