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LCOY Working Group

 
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HINTERGRUND

Von Anfang an waren Jugendliche aktiv an den Konferenzen der Vertragsparteien (COP) beteiligt, die vom Rahmenübereinkommen der Vereinten Nationen über Klimaänderungen (UNFCCC) organisiert werden.

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2005 versammelten sie sich vor der COP11 offiziell in Montreal, um sich Gehör zu verschaffen, und gründeten so die erste Jugendkonferenz (COY). Im Jahr 2009 haben das UNFCCC-Sekretariat und die Mitgliedstaaten des Konvents während der COP15 die Jugend offiziell als eigenen Beobachterkreis anerkannt (Bestätigung des Status im Jahr 2011), um die formelle Stimme von Kindern und Jugendlichen in UNFCCC-Prozessen zu vertreten. Der Wahlkreis ist als YOUNGO bekannt.

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PRINCIPLES of LCOY

SUPPORT

The most important role of this working group is to empower and support young people who want to make a difference in their communities.

CONSENT

All decisions are made by consent. However, responsibilities can be delegated to specific groups that can then act autonomously.

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TRANSPARENCY

Meaningful participation by all is only possible if we are transparent about the processes and our decisions.

EQUITY

We actively welcome each and every young person, no matter what background they have and with what level of experience they join.

LEARNING

Both as a group and as its members, we have to experiment, make mistakes, and learn continuously.

EMPOWERMENT

Empowering climate leaders by helping them to set up LCOYs in their countries and regions.​

COORDINATION

Coordinating and developing the interactions between LCOYs, the global COY, and wider YOUNGO processes.

CONCEPT

Further developing the concept of LCOYs to build a strong global youth movement rooted in local action.

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Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

Michael Jordan