Help to create a youth statement which will be part of the policy document produced during COY16. This policy document will be forwarded to the UN Climate Negotiations to officially represent the voice of the youth. Get involved by making either an individual statement or a statement on behalf of your school, university or organisation. To learn more, click to see the instructions below and get writing to get your voice heard!

The Voice of Youth

At COY16, a global youth statement or a youth policy document will be submitted to the UN Climate Change Conference through the COP Presidency for their consideration as they go into the meetings and negotiation process. This statement will be based on input from youth all across the globe, with young people of all nationalities and backgrounds, including indigenous and non-country affiliated groups. It will feature global youth demands and recommendations, as well as country-specific proposals from as many countries as are willing to contribute.

These national statements and proposals will be put together by youth from within each country. We encourage all youth environmental groups and educational institutions to create their own statement and set of proposals. These can then be submitted to be incorporated into their country’s national statement. Read on to find out how.

Any individual, youth organisation, school or university can submit their own youth statement.


Step Number 1: Would you like to make a youth statement as either…

An individual young person

To make an individual statement, simply complete the Youth Voices Collection form directly below.


As part of an organisation

To make a youth statement on behalf of your organisation, school or university, continue by completing Steps Number 2-4 below.

Step Number 2: Download the Youth Statement Toolkit & Partnership Matrix

Step Number 3:  Fill out the Expression of Interest Form

Step Number 4: Submission
Submit your statement directly with your country coordinator.

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