Are you under the age of 30? Would you like to have your ideas heard and be a part of an event raising youth voices on climate around Australia and providing input into the global climate negotiations?
The Australian Local Conference of Youth on Climate Change (Australian LCOY) 2023 aims to raise the voices of children and youth, boost youth climate action locally and provide Australian Youth input into the Global Youth Climate Statement which is submitted to the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which will take place this November/December in the United Arab Emirates.
The Australian LCOY is held under the umbrella of YOUNGO, the official youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and supported by UNICEF Australia and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
The conference includes a national online Zoom workshop followed by in-person workshops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney.
Join us to meet other young people who are as passionate about climate action as you!
Themes of the 2023 National Conference
Youth perceptions of climate change
Climate change in our region
Child and Youth Voice
The National Child and Youth Statement on Climate Change
The discussions during the conference, will be documented. These discussions will contribute to the National Child and Youth Statement on Climate Change which will be compiled by the conference's Youth Leadership Council. The statement will provide input into YOUNGO's Global Youth Climate Statement which will be submitted to the (COP28) climate negotiations. This document will also be shared with the Australian government before the COP28.
When is the Australian LCOY?
National online zoom session
Wednesday, 4 October from 2pm to 4pm AEST.
WA: Saturday, 7 October 2023
SA: Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Vic: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
NSW: Saturday, 21 October 2023
Further details will be sent to those who have confirmed they will be attending.
Keep an eye out on social media for updates!
For any questions related to the LCOY, please contact:
NSW, SA or WA
Freya Conomos, Child and Youth Engagement Manager UNICEF Australia: firstname.lastname@example.org (child and youth participation in the Conference) or Nishadh Rego, Advocacy and Policy Manager, UNICEF Australia: email@example.com (advocacy, government or COP 28)
Izzy Zhu-Maguire, Project Coordinator - Engagement and SDSN, and SDSN AusNZPac Youth Coordinator, Monash Sustainable Development Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Local Conference of Youth on Climate Change is supported by:
This initiative is also supported by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for Australia, New Zealand & Pacific.