As of 2015, several national and regional youth movements started organising local COYs (LCOYs) under the aegis of YOUNGO and UNFCCC. These LCOYs serve the purpose of encouraging young people to become a part of the climate action movement and giving them a platform to share their voices, concerns and recommendations with youth and international delegates at global COY and UNFCCC’s COP.
Centre for Environment Education (CEE) has been organising LCOY-India since 2015 with participants from South Asian countries including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; gaining recognition from YOUNGO and UNFCCC and inspiring smaller youth movements. LCOY India aims at enhancing the youth's understanding on climate change and sustainable development, empowering them to contribute towards climate action locally, nationally and internationally. The key outcomes of the discussions from LCOY India are submitted and incorporated into the outcome document for global COY and critically discussed with UNFCCC’s ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) secretariat. The main objective is to create a platform for youth for the exchange of experience and knowledge on climate action and shape them into becoming youth climate champions and campaigners.
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