Discover COP resources from local and global organizations and networks including BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC), Canada Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac Canada), COP26 Universities Network, and more.
BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)
BCCIC Climate Change is led by a group of committed youth under 25 years old, who are passionate about youth engagement and climate action. The BCCIC sends a youth delegation to each COP.
Canada Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac Canada)
An international civil society coalition of groups and individuals organizing towards mobilizing around climate justice during COP26. Coalition members include environment and development NGOs, trade unions, grassroots community campaigns, faith groups, youth groups, migrant and racial justice networks.
COP26 Universities Network
The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of over 55 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Earth Negotiations Bulletin is a balanced, timely, and independent reporting service which provides daily coverage at sustainable development negotiations and events around the world, documenting global efforts to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, sustainable land use, safe chemicals management, deep sea mining, and other global challenges. See their UNFCCC page and sign up for the newsletter here.
In November 2020, over 330 youth delegates representing over 140 countries gathered online at Mock COP26. The conference culminated with a treaty with 18 policies covering 6 themes (climate education, climate justice, climate-resilient livelihoods, physical and mental health, nationally determined contributions and biodiversity), which youth are now campaigning for their leaders to adopt.
UN Climate Change Conference of Youth
The UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) is an event under the banner of YOUNGO – the Official Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference takes place right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of the Parties (COP), in the same host country as the COP. COY serves as a space for capacity building and policy training, in order to prepare young people for their participation at COP.
#Youth4ClimateLive is an interactive virtual series of events conceived to build momentum toward the 2021 Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Pre-COP26, and COP26. The Series’ nine episodes covered a wide array of climate topics, with each session convening intergenerational discussions featuring a diverse group of unstoppable youth at the forefront of creative climate action.