COY16 is proud to be an official precursor event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference also known as COP, and to be officially endorsed by COP26, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, as well as by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.
As our Principal Sponsor, COY16 will be presented by the Scottish Government, who are dedicated to achieving a Just Transition, as well as Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland by 2045.
Helping us to deliver the virtual elements of our conference, COY16 is partnered with the smart digital communities platform, Equanet, who strive to enable global collaboration towards achieving the Sustainable Developement Goals (SDG’s). They are our Official Digital Technologies Partner for COY16.
In additon, COY16 is also partnered with the film and impact productions company, Exposure Labs, who produced the films ‘Chasing Ice’ and ‘Chasing Coral’ and strive to use storytelling to create meaningful change.
COY16 aims to establish a strong connection with funders who share the same vision as the youth and COY16. Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation, the British Council, Climate Emergency Collaboration Group, Climate Fresk, Good Energy, EarthX and Carbonbase.
“The Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF) is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots.” They aim to “contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.” Their priority is “to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national, European or international level.”
Good Energy is a British renewable electricity company, whose mission for more than 20 years “has been to power a cleaner, greener world”. Founded by Juliet Davenport, Good Energy was “one of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity suppliers” and “was created as a way for people and businesses to be part of the solution to climate change.”
“The Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG) is a collaborative platform and fund with a mission to strengthen and supercharge the global climate movement.” Their aim is to “facilitate greater donor-practitioner collaboration around the UNFCCC global climate talks — COP26 and subsequent UNFCCC moments.”
“The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.” They “work in two ways- directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.”
“Carbonbase was started by a team of passionate technologists, designers, and finance professionals who were deeply concerned about the urgency of effective climate change action.” To address this, Carbonbase are “developing technologies to empower enterprises, individuals and communities to measure, reduce, and offset the carbon emissions in their lives, creating a more responsible and sustainable world.”
EarthX are an “international, nonprofit environmental forum whose purpose is to educate and inspire people to action towards a more sustainable future.” They work to “assemble and connect citizens, educators, students, businesses, nonprofits, and global leaders to explore sustainable solutions for today’s most pressing challenges.”
Climate Fresk, also known as “The association La Fresque du Climat, was created in 2018 by Cédric Ringenbach, with the goal to spread the Climate Fresk workshop, train facilitators and upskill them”. The Climate Fresk workshop is a collaborative, fun and imaginative tool based on the IPCC report. Over 3 hours, and with 42 cards, you understand the climate system, the causes and consequences of climate change, while using collective intelligence. It’s the first step to take climate action and become a climate advocate!