COP on! Why should young people care about our planet and COP26?
Posted by Emma-Jayne Geraghty on September 17, 2021 at 04:38 PM
All Day Youth Workshop: Online via Zoom
When: 25th of September Time: 10 - 4pm
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Friends of the Earth is partnering with the National Youth Council of Ireland for a youth workshop on the COP26 International Climate Talks. We're inviting young people and youth workers to join us on 25th September. During the workshop, we will be hear from young campaigners and activists and explore how issues that affect them will be discussed and negotiated at international level through the United Nations Climate talks.
This workshop will support young people to learn more about how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (also known as COP) works. We'll explore how young people have been pushing for an ambitious climate justice agenda at the COP through youth constituencies inside the climate talks - and through actions on the streets outside and around the world. We will also be joined by Favour Odusola (PAK) from Go Dance for Change who will bring us together through music and afro-dance!
Why should you attend this workshop?
Along with world leaders, activists are coming together once again to decide on a global deal to tackle the climate crisis. 2021 is a big year - we've got to act now to ensure that Climate Justice is on top of the agenda.
The decisions made at COP26 will directly affect young people and future generations. So it's crucial that young people have a say in these decisions. The UN Climate negotiations have failed in the past because those with vested interest in delaying climate action have had too much of a say. It's time to tip the balance in favour of climate justice and climate action - away from delay and denial. Young people have a crucial role to play here. Join us to learn more about the COP process and how you can get involved in the lead up to this year’s COP.