FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2019
Bonn, Germany. Members of YOUNGO, the official youth constituency to the UNFCCC announced today, alongside representatives from the COP24 and COP25 presidencies, the 15th annual Conference of Youth Launch.
COY15 will welcome 2,000 youth from around the world to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaíso, Chile, from 28th to 30th November, 2019 for YOUNGO’s annual conference.
“We would like to extend our invitation to join us this November. We will honored to receive you at The Federico Santa María University, one of the most prestigious universities in the country, overlooking the the Pacific Ocean beyond the historically important bay of Valparaíso.” said Finance Coordinator, Bernardita Castillo.
In this three day conference, youth from around the world will exchange experiences, knowledge and best practices to strengthen the International Youth Climate Movement and involve next generations in developing climate solutions and actions.
Young people can lead a change that breaks the patterns of the past and places the world in a more sustainable future and a more resilient planet. And together we will empower youth for a new standard of action on climate change in local and global communities.
Alvaro Alfaro Morales, one of two General Coordinators for the event said, “What characterizes us as a Chilean society is our resilience, that capacity to move forward, helping each other to stand up again.... For this reason, this year’s event will be designed to empower youth for a new standard of action on climate change in local and global communities.”
Facilitator: Yugratna Srivastava, YOUNGO BLT
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen, UNFCCC
Mr. Cristián Varela, COP25 Presidency
Mr. Andrés Landerretche, COP25 Presidency
Ms. Serena Bashal, YOUNGO
Ms. Clara Von Gaslow, YOUNGO COY WG
Mr. Alvaro Alfaro Morales, COY15 Team
Ms. Bernardita Castillo, COY15 Team
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