Local Conference Of Youth In Egypt (LCOY Egypt)
The Local Conference of Youth (COY) is an official event authorized by YOUNGO, the official youth-constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The LCOY- Egypt will be an Egyptian national gathering of young people passionate about environmental and climate change thematic which takes places right before the 15th Conference of youth in Santiago, Chile
The LCOY- Egypt is envisioned to have the following objectives: providing capacity building and policy training to prepare youths for their involvement in the upcoming climate negotiations facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experience in the broader context of climate change between the participants building and enhancing youth networks and movements to create an open forum of discussion and a Talanoa dialogue where everyone has equal opportunities to share their knowledge and experiences.
This is a brilliant platform for all young Egyptians to have a drive of engagement and learning. The LCOY will particularly focus on Education on the Paris Agreement that was signed in COP21, and general summarized information, to sum up, negotiations from COP24 that took place in Katowice, Poland with Egypt having Presidency to the G77 & China. We believe that not many young Egyptians are well versed and informed about what the Paris Agreement is or what the Rule book is, even though they reside in a region that is affected with climate change and trying to adapt, LCOY will be an excellent podium to enhance foundation knowledge about such global implementation efforts to youths of Egypt.
To add on, various topics will be deliberated to the participants of our conference. Some of which include; Climate Justice, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change and Agriculture, Climate Change and Health, Climate Change and Gender, Climate Policy and Advocacy, Awareness, and Sustainable Development Goals.