Seven key resources to follow COP26
A series of resources selected by young climate advocates in Latin America and the Caribbean that will help you make the most of your participation in COP26.
The Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action
Prepared and promoted by young activists, international organizations and governments.- is the first-of-its-kind commitment to accelerate inclusive, child and youth-centered climate policies and action at national and global levels. It has been signed by: Bangladesh, Chile, Costa Rica, Slovenia, Fiji, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia, Sweden and Uruguay.
Children’s Climate Risk Index
It is the first comprehensive analysis of climate risk from a child’s perspective. It ranks countries based on children’s exposure to climate and environmental shocks, such as cyclones and heatwaves, as well as their vulnerability to those shocks, based on their access to essential services.
U-Report for young climate activists
Between April and May 2021 UNICEF conducted a U-Report survey aimed at adolescents and young activists from Latin America and the Caribbean. They were consulted about the climate action that the governments of the region are implementing, about the proposals for the solution that youth have, about their involvement in the construction of public policies on the climate and the environment, and about their needs to guarantee a full Participation in decision-making.
Toolkit for young climate activists
Created by young people with the goal of sharing clear, concise, easily understandable information that describes the course that global, regional and national climate action is taking, in order to prepare young people for full and informed participation.
Latin America and the Caribbean Youth Declaration on Climate Change
Elaborated at the framework of the Regional Conference of Youth of Latin America and the Caribbean on climate change (RCOY LAC) virtually celebrated in September 2021. It is a collaborative document that represents the interests, opinions and demands of youth on issues related to climate change and the current emergency that the countries of the world and the region are facing.
Hundreds of young climate leaders from around the world met in the framework of the preparatory meeting in Milan in September 2021 for COP26 (Pre-COP26) to debate and negotiate around the key axes of climate action.The result is a Declaration with clear proposals, which were presented to the authorities at Pre-COP26 and will be presented at COP26.
YOUNGO is the official youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is made up of organizations and individuals who identify as youth. YOUNGO is a mechanism through which climate negotiations can be influenced from the local with the Local Youth Conferences (LCOY), to the international with the Youth Conference (COY) and participation in the COPs.