The GCP programme focuses on climate negotiations in order to empower the climate generation and develop a positive advocacy to tackle climate change.

Since 2012, CliMates members have been “observers” of the UNFCCC negotiations inside the youth constituency YOUNGO. COP21 has been a momentum but it was the first step of a long process.

This programme aims at giving CliMates the tools to follow up this process with 2 goals:

Bring forward the youth analysis

Sensitize and train tomorrow’s changemakers

In 2015, the COP21 took place in December in Paris. As a new global climate agreement has to be reached, this negotiation round will be a major milestone and a big challenge for all climate stakeholders. Throughout the year, all eyes will be on this event.  In this regard, we will make this event a central pillar of our framework for 2015.

Since 2012, CliMates have been accredited for UNFCCC negotiating sessions. This year, we will make necessary efforts to strengthen the follow-up of the negotiation process by our delegates, the CliMates’ representation inside the UNFCCC, especially inside the youth constituency YOUNGO.

Moreover, as an international network based in Paris, we will actively contribute to the organization of the 11th Conference of Youth (COY11), which will be held in Paris a few days before the COP21.

The COY11 is co-organised by CliMates, Avenir climatique, REFEDD, the French Scouting Federation and the Mouvement WARN!, with the help of YOUNGO. As the sole organisation with an international outreach, CliMates has a special role to play in the preparation of this event.

The COY11 will take place in Paris a few days before the COP21, between November 26th and November 28th, and will gather 5000 young people in Villepinte, a suburb of Paris. This important milestone for the youth mobilization on the road to the COP21 will prove that the new generations are ready ready now to change their model of society. Our delegation inside the COP21 will also communicate the COY11 values and ideas.

During the event, CliMates will run various workshops and activities to train attendees and making them discover solutions to tackle climate change.


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