What is COY?

A key event on the climate calendar for young people, the Conference of Youth (COY) is an annual international event where young change-makers and climate activists from all over the world assemble for a weekend of skills sharing, cultural exchange and networking.

COY is always held in the week prior to The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties, also known as COP. It is a place for youth passionate about tackling the climate crises to come together; it also provides a space for capacity building and preparation of the young delegates representing youth voices at COP.

COY 16 will be held near the end of 2021 in Glasgow.