Young climate activists in Viet Nam united to share their voices in addressing the climate crisis
Hanoi, Viet Nam — The Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) Viet Nam 2023, held within the framework of the 2023 Vietnamese Youth Conference on Climate Change, marked a significant milestone in empowering young climate activists to voice their concerns and solutions towards a sustainable future. This event, a precursor to the Global Conference of Youth (GCOY), aimed to localize climate discussions and engage youth in shaping climate policies at regional, national, and global levels.
Organized by YOUNGO, the Official Children and Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), LCOYs are vital in amplifying the youth's role in climate action. They provide platforms for young climate activists to contribute to climate policy discussions and share their perspectives with a global audience.
Empowering Youth Voices
The LCOY Viet Nam 2023 convened on 11 September 2023, at the Green One United Nations Building in Hanoi. The event, both live and online via Zoom, brought together passionate young individuals determined to drive climate change mitigation and sustainable development. Many of these youth are YECAP Fellows.
During the workshop, attendees summarized and presented a joint statement that encapsulated their aspirations, recommendations, and action plans. These inputs were aimed at increasing youth involvement in Climate Education and Energy Transition, two crucial aspects of addressing the climate crisis.
Reflecting on Past Achievements
One key highlight of the event was the review and evaluation of the achievements made by youth and relevant stakeholders in implementing the National Youth Action Roadmap for the period 2022-3022. This reflection allowed participants to assess progress, draw valuable lessons, and identify areas for improvement.
Towards a Green Future
The outcomes of the workshop set the stage for future endeavors. Attendees discussed strategies to mobilize collective efforts and cooperation among organizations and initiatives focused on Youth and Climate in Viet Nam. These collaborative actions will be pivotal in accelerating climate initiatives in 2024 and beyond.
A Call to Action
The LCOY Viet Nam 2023 provided an invaluable platform for young individuals interested in climate change, energy transition, and climate education. It exemplified the urgency and dedication of youth in addressing the climate crisis.
This event, rooted in the history of YOUNGO, demonstrated the power of young voices uniting to influence climate policies and contribute to building a more sustainable and resilient world. As the world faces the challenges of climate change, the enthusiasm and innovative solutions presented by these young climate pioneers give hope for a brighter future.
For more updates and to learn more about the remarkable contributions of our young climate activists, stay tuned to Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) at https://linktr.ee/yecap.ap
The Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to empowering young people to actively engage in climate governance. It fosters collaboration between youth, governments, and organizations to ensure inclusive climate action and sustainable development. Visit www.yecap-ap.org for more information.
YOUNGO is the Official Children and Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It plays a vital role in representing the voices and interests of young people in global climate discussions and negotiations. Learn more at www.youngoclimate.org