Good day colleagues,
Please see an opportunity to participate in the Yourth4Climate: Driving Ambition event which will offer young people from all over the world the opportunity to develop concrete proposals for Pre-COP26 in Milan and COP26 in Glasgow.
Almost 400 young people aged between 15 and 29 from the 197 member-countries of the UNFCCC (maximum limit 2 for country) will meet in 2021 in Milan, from 28 to 30 September 2021, to elaborate concrete proposals on topics that affect the negotiation process of Pre-COP26 in Milan (30 September – 2 October 2021) and COP26 in Glasgow (1 – 12 November 2021).
The meeting in Milan is part of the process of involvement of young people, which started in 2019, also thanks to the support of Italy, with the United Nations Youth Climate Summit, held in New York on 21 September 2019.
The event will offer young people from all over the world the opportunity to develop concrete proposals for Pre-COP26 in Milan and COP26 in Glasgow. The first two days will be dedicated to working groups, while the last day to a discussion between the young delegates and the Ministers attending the Pre-COP26.
The selection of the young participants will be carried out by the Office of the UN Secretary General's Youth Envoy in collaboration with YOUNGO (the Youth Constituency at the UNFCCC), and an ad hoc Advisory Committee that is being set up. Italy will support the travel and accommodation expenses of the selected participants.
Applications are open until the 28th of February and any young person (15 to 29 years of age) who has been active in climate change and/or sustainable development can present his/her candidature at the following link: https://un.submittable.com/submit/162028/youth4climate-driving-ambition
The goal is to have two representatives from each of the 197 signatories of the UNFCCC, respecting also a gender and geographical balance.
More information are available at the following links: https://ambpretoria.esteri.it/ambasciata_pretoria/en/ambasciata/news/dall_ambasciata/2021/02/youth4climate-driving-ambition.html