The processes behind LCOYs are coordinated by the YOUNGO LCOY Working Group. In this group, young people from all around the world communicate with each other to give support to LCOY organisers, to build this website, to review applications, and to further develop the concept of LCOYs. You want to be part of this? Please join us, everyone is welcome.

The LCOY Working Group gave itself the following tasks:

  • Empowering climate leaders by helping them to set up LCOYs in their countries and regions.
  • Coordinating and developing the interactions between LCOYs, the global COY, and wider YOUNGO processes.
  • Further developing the concept of LCOYs to build a strong global youth movement rooted in local action.

5 principles guide the work of this group:

  1. Supportive: The most important role of this working group is to empower and support young people who want to make a difference in their communities.
  2. Consent: All decisions are made by consent. However, responsibilities can be delegated to specific groups that can then act autonomously. For example the website can be managed by the website-team.
  3. Transparancy: Meaningful participation by all is only possible if we are transparent about the processes and our decisions.
  4. Equity: We actively welcome each and every young person, no matter what background they have and with what level of experience they join. People who tend to take up leadership roles are encourage to actively step-down. People who stay in the background are invited to speak up and to ask for help whenever they need it.
  5. Learning: Both as a group and as its members, we have to experiment, make mistakes, and learn continuously.

Join us!

To join the LCOY Working Group, have a look at this comprehensive guide. It provides information about our workflows and tasks and explains how you can get involved

If you still have questions or comments, do not hesitate to ask us via