WHAT IS LCOY?
Local Conferences of Youth (LCOY) are events by YOUNGO, the official children and youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through an application process led by the LCOY Working Group, selected LCOY organizers bring the annual climate negotiations, generally through the Conferences of Parties (COP), to their home or Residence countries and advocate for more concrete climate action. LCOYs offer a safe and strong environment in which youth can influence decisions made by decision makers in their home or residence countries through concrete support from YOUNGO and other potential partners. At LCOYs, young people connect to each other, teach, learn, and organize themselves to make their voices heard to our state leaders. LCOYs form a network in which youth can connect across borders and explore ways to collaborate on a regional and global level.
LCOY BANGLADESH 2022
The first ever LCOY is going to take place in Bangladesh hosted by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and co-convened by The Asia Foundation, Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI), ActionAid Bangladesh, and EMK Center in partnership with Movers Programme, Youth for Change, EarthDay.org, Act4Food Act4Change, International Youth Change Maker – IYCM, Eco Network, Roots Bangladesh, Pcycle, Swayong, and Project WE.
The LCOY Bangladesh 2022 will focus on capacity building to raise awareness for climate while ensuring the direct participation of youth in climate advocacy and policy revision with an aim to make young voices heard in a global platform to create a sustainable environment and improve the quality of life for billions of people.
It will bring several stakeholders (individuals, climate activists, academia, policy maker, govt stakeholders, civil society organizations, international organizations, private sectors, and key actors) across the nation to step up our collective efforts to support young environmental human rights activists and their transformative solutions to lead the way in our journey beyond recovery, towards 2030.
LCOY Bangladesh 2022 is envisioned to spotlight, and inspire youth on climate justice, food system transformation, and climate adaptation along with Innovations led by young people with the following objectives:
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE?
LCOY Bangladesh 2022 will be a hybrid event, open to youth between the ages of 18 and 35. It will be held over a period of two days with 1000+ young environmental human rights activists and professionals (Background Covering: Researcher, NGO, Science-Policy Interface, Policy, Youth Network working on the following issues related to climate change/biodiversity/energy/ocean i.e. Indigenous Peoples, Ethic Minority groups, Gender, People with Disabilities, Economic, Finance, Media, others that are relevant to climate change issues) will participate in the conference.