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Our future is at stake! We must be heard and be part of the response to the climate emergency.

We are raising funds to organise COY16, the 16th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Youth. We aim to enhance the participation of the global youth no matter their social or economic background, age, sex, race or gender. All young people should have a voice in the upcoming UN Climate Negotiations in Glasgow.

We will inherit the decisions made by world leaders, and we will continue to inherit the consequences of global inaction in the years to come.

It’s imperative that the voices  of the youth be front and center in global climate decisions; and together we can make significant difference for future generations.

What is COY16?

We are the largest and longest running youth climate change Conference to date.

We are joined in the organisation of our Conference by YOUNGO, the official youth constituency of UNFCCC. As well as many other  implementing organisations such as: UK Youth Climate Coalition, UK Student Climate Network, Fridays For Future Scotland and UK Youth4Nature.

Who organises COY16?

COY is organised entirely by the youth and for the youth. We have a workforce of over 300+ young volunteers from around the world. We are divided in 7 Working Groups, each specialised on different aspects of the Conference. 

Who will attend?

Over 150 countries will be represented by youth delegates (with special consideration for minority groups, indigenous people, and more) from all over the world.

What will COY16 look like?

COY16 will take place both online and in-person in Glasgow.

 

Our programme spans over 3 days, where young people will be able to share their experiences, demands and learn from each other in order to further their own climate campaigns and initiatives both locally and globally. 

Plenary sessions are about the major topics/themes to be discussed at COY16. They usually align to the themes of COP. Plenary sessions are held in the largest hall of the  venue. Most sessions feature a panel of topic experts, where we aim to get a wide variety of perspectives.

Parallel or breakout sessions are  held for more specific topics, for example how climate change affects specific sectors or industries. These sessions are held simultaneously in different rooms and smaller groups of delegates. In addition, different working groups usually conduct activities in breakout sessions and they individually craft their positions and demands for the Official Policy Document of COY16.

COY16 is not just about listening and discussing. The event also aims to provide practical workshops for delegates on topics such as campaigning skills, event management, youth mobilisation, public speaking and others. We strive for our delegates to bring home new skills that can be useful for their local youth and climate advocacy.

Our nightly events, social and networking activities are designed to create an interactive and immersive net of different cultures and stories.

What do we hope to achieve?

We have 3 main objectives:

Why do we need your support?

We need your support to cover basic expenses. As this is a 3-day international Conference, all donations from this crowdfunding will be solely used for organising the event, venue and accommodation, delegates and  participants travel arrangements, local transportation, programme materials and other expenses.

We are mindful that the current pandemic makes it a challenge to ensure maximum attendance of participants, especially from outside the United Kingdom. However, with your support, we are able to adapt the plan to have a sizable number of international participants in compliance with the NHS COVID-19 safety measures. We hope to see all who cannot attend at the Virtual-COY as well. Nonetheless, we believe it is important that participants are able to attend the Conference, not only for COY16, but where possible, to take action during the COP26 negotiations too.

For further sponsorship enquiries and other types of contributions, please reach us directly at partnerships@ukcoy16.org.

What are the rewards?

Personalized thank you email.

Personalized thank you email • Donor certificate.

Personalized thank you email • Customized background for video calls • Donor certificate
Personalized thank you email • Customized background for video calls • Certificate.
Personalized thank you email • Customized background for video calls • Certificate • Special virtual badge.
Special virtual badge • Customized background for video calls • Certificate • Appearance on our monthly newsletter • Your name will also appear in our website in a special: “Thank you to our Donors” section.

Have your logo banner (1:12) or name visible in our official website • Have 25% exposure of UK press coverage • Be issued with a COY16 sponsorship certificate. 

Have your logo or name at the end of official COY16 video • Have your logo banner (1:10) or name visible in our official website • Have 50% exposure of UK press coverage • Be issued with a COY16 sponsorship certificate. 

Be given a half day at your stand • Have your logo or name at the end of official COY16 video • Exposure across our official social media platforms • Have your logo banner (1:8) or name visible in our official website • Have 1 roll up banner at the event • Have 75% exposure of UK press coverage • Email all attendees shortly before the event • Be issued with a COY16 sponsorship certificate. 

Be given a whole day at your own stand • Have your logo or name (large) at the end of the official COY16 video • Exposure across our official social media platforms • Have your logo banner (1:6) or name visible in our official website • Have 3 roll up banners at the event • Have complete exposure of UK press coverage • Email all attendees shortly before the event • Be issued with a COY16 sponsorship certificate.

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