We are raising funds to get Latin American and Caribbean climate activists to COP26 in Glasgow!
*Thank you to Climate Live for being our legal entity and holding funds.
The next big climate change conference, the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), is scheduled to take place in Glasgow, UK, from the 31st of October to the 12th of November 2021. It will gather country delegates, scientists, civil society observers, media, business representatives and other key stakeholders to decide on the next steps regarding the climate crisis and evaluate the progress made so far (or the lack thereof). The COP26 president Alok Sharma has the goal of organizing the “most inclusive COP in history”, as a response to the claims from civil society for true climate justice.
Although the youth participation in the UNFCCC has steadily grown, it still continues to suffer widely from uneven distribution of origin and background of the participants. The majority of young people who attend the climate talks come from the Global North (GN), while participation of youth from the Global South (GS) and especially Latin America and the Caribbean is sporadic and limited. If LAC participants are present they often belong to the most privileged in their country and do not represent the communities who suffer the most from the climate crisis.
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