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The Local Conference of Youth UK (LCOY UK) 2019 will be coming to Manchester Metropolitan University Students Union on the 22nd- 24th of November!
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This is a weekend conference is open to anyone aged 16-35 who is interested in learning more about climate change, meeting like-minded people and impacting the UN Climate process. With over 50 workshops available throughout the weekend there is sure to be something for everyone. Topics range from conservation to renewable energy to sustainable fashion. You are free to attend the workshops that interest you most. The panels and workshops are sure to inspire you to engage even more in our fight against climate change.
Some of the workshops available:
Campaign Strategy – People & Planet
Carbon Literacy – Manchester Met Uni & IES
Historical Injustices of Climate Change – UK Youth Climate Coalition
Climate Change and children’s rights : UNICEF Children Champion campaigner
Climate Finance and Philanthropy – Climate Crisis Foundation
Species distribution and Ecology – UK Youth Climate Coalition
Climate Change and Modern Day Slavery – Nottingham University
New Economic Paradigm that Supports the People and the Planet – Wellbeing Economy Alliance
If you are new to the climate space we want you here! We hope this weekend can introduce you to the key issues within the climate crisis.
If you are currently active in the fight against climate change, we are looking for you too! We want to build stronger links between organisations and youth in the UK who all believe in the same goal.
For those who are interested we will also be working on a policy statement over the weekend which will be published and stand as a call on the government to listen to the youth voice. The idea is for this to be shared at the global Conference of Youth (COY) which takes place before the COPs every year (this year taking place in Chile and next year here in the UK). This is a way to share the ideas of youth who are unable to participate in the negotiations of the COP and to make sure they have a voice in the proceedings. If you want to get involved in the international climate scene, this is a great way to start
Michael Weatherhead – Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Caroline Hickman – Facing Difficult Truths- Climate Psychology Alliance
We are also organising a ‘Climate’ Ceilidh for the Saturday, so come along to blow off some steam after a busy day of workshops!
Can’t wait to see you there!
LCOY stands for Local Conference of Youth, an initiative of YOUNGO, the official youth and children NGOs constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
YOUNGO is a volunteer-run non-hierarchical consensus-based organisation comprising a membership of 200+ youth-led and youth-focused NGOs, with around 6000+ individuals who work, study and campaign in the field of climate change and environmental sustainability. It is also known as the International Youth Climate Movement (IYCM).
In 2014, YOUNGO began to host Local COYs (LCOYs) in countries and regions all over the world as local versions of COY. LCOYs were created to enable youth to participate in YOUNGO without requiring travel to the Global COY. At LCOYs, youth are organised as part of national and regional movements: they train and learn from each other, they develop positions on national and international policy issues, and they benefit from a global youth network made up of YOUNGO members and LCOY participants. In 2018 alone there were 20 different LCOYs hosted by youth all around the world.
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