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What is COP: The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.

More Background: A key task for the COP is to review the national communications and emission inventories submitted by Parties. Based on this information, the COP assesses the effects of the measures taken by Parties and the progress made in achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention.

The COP meets every year, unless the Parties decide otherwise. The first COP meeting was held in Berlin, Germany in March, 1995. The COP meets in Bonn, the seat of the secretariat, unless a Party offers to host the session. Just as the COP Presidency rotates among the five recognized UN regions - that is, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe and Western Europe and Others – there is a tendency for the venue of the COP to also shift among these groups.


Side Event at SDG Pavillion
Transforming Awareness to Action:
The Role of Asia-Pacific’s Youth in Climate Action

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During COP27 on 10 November 2022 from 13:00 - 14:00 (GMT+2), UNDP, Youth Co:Lab and YECAP hosted a side event at SDG Pavillion, "Transforming Awareness to Action: The Role of Asia-Pacific’s Youth in Climate Action".

Organized by young climate leaders from Asia and the Pacific, the session shared the outcomes of the pre-Stockholm+50 consultations and insights from the regional research on the impacts of climate change on young people and how they are addressing these challenges.

The hybrid event was held on 10 November 2022 in the Blue Zone at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and on Zoom from 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2).


“Transforming Awareness to Action: The Role of Asia-Pacific’s Youth in Climate Action” aimed to give youth participants a better understanding of the context and perceptions of climate change and how young climate leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs are taking actions to tackle the climate crisis. The input will help the co-organizers and convening partners of YECAP to strengthen programming activities in the future.

Side Event at Children and Youth Pavilion
TEDx on Climate Justice and Youth Action

During COP27, Movers Programme and YECAP hosted a side event at the Children and Youth Pavilion, "TEDx on Climate Justice and Youth Action" on 15 November 2022 from 14:30 - 15:30 (GMT+2).

The event was organized by young climate leaders from Asia and the Pacific, Nhu Nguyen from Viet Nam and Shamim Ahmed from Bangladesh, the TEDx session addressed the climate action journey of youth climate activists in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure climate justice.

Faces of YECAP at COY17 and COP27

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