COP 16- YoFuGe actionThe 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol, will be held in Durban, South Africa from 28 November to 8 December 2011. The Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC have been meeting annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change which also adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of its provisions. Find out more about the UNFCCC.

We think it is important to recognize the role of young people in the UNFCCC negotiations, since we are the ones, who are going to experience the consequences of climate change at a large scale
Fatima Espinosa, WAGGGS youth delegate

Who is on board

The WAGGGS delegation, which includes 17 youth delegates from 13 different countries, will ensure the voice of girls and young women will be taken into account at those negotiations. Find out about the young WAGGGS representatives and why they want to make a difference in Durban.

What are they doing

WAGGGS seeks to influence decision-making at global level to ensure a stable climate and sustainable environment for the generations to come. The delegation also promotes our MOs work to help save the planet, in this case with a focus on Africa. Read more about the planned activities for Durban. Check out their blog and video entries and daily updates.

How you can join in

Whether in Durban or not - everybody can make a difference and together we can save our planet. Wherever you are, join us on 29 November 2011 for a special action on Young and Future Generations (YoFuGe) Day. The YoFuGe Day is a day dedicated to young and future generations during COP and WAGGGS members around the world will take the opportunity to do an excited action to raise awareness on climate change in public.

The information of this great activity is going to be on the YoFuGe page soon. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE and plan to get involved with your Girl Guide and Girl Scout group and get ready to enjoy it.

COP 17 Resources

All the key messages, communication and advocacy tools you need to follow the COP 17 youth delegates' lead and take action on climate change!

WAGGGS at previous COPs

Find out how WAGGGS delegations helped save the planet at COP15 in 2009 in Copenhagen and at COP 16 in 2010 in Cancun.

You have been negotiating my whole life – you cannot tell me you need more time
Youth theme at COPs


Your comments

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Esme Richards - 2 December 2011 - 5.29AM (GMT)

So proud of the impact that WAGGGS delegates are having on the negotiations so far.

Keep up the good work as. South African girl Guides have enjoyed supporting your
visit to our country.

Thank you all

Chief commissioner GGASA

Katy - 1 December 2011 - 7.14PM (GMT)

Dear WAGGGS delegation

Congratulations on all your fantastic work so far.

It's so important that young people, and girls and young women in particular are represented at these negotiations. Representing 10 million girls and young women is not an easy job, but it's a challenge you are taking on with commitment, passion and energy!

I'm looking forward to seeing the results of 'YouFuGe' day and the climate change actions around the world. And also of hearing about your advocacy successes this year. Keep up the good work in pushing for that fair, ambitious and binding deal, we're all behind you.

Best wishes
Katy (WAGGGS advocacy co-ordinator)

Our Chalet - 1 December 2011 - 1.31PM (GMT)

Dear WAGGGS delegation,

Happy YoFuGe day!

Thank you so much for your updates, we're following you here at Our Chalet, and send you our support.

I'm sure you're doing a great job advocating for girls and young women - you really are making a difference!

Keep up the fantastic work!

Katie, Our Chalet

Girl Guides of Canada - 30 November 2011 - 3.12PM (GMT)

We are so proud of all the COP17 delegates who are bringing forward all of our concerns about climate issues globally.
Girl greatness starts (t)here!
Girl Guides of Canada -Guides du Canada

Paul Bigmore - 28 November 2011 - 8.25AM (GMT)

To all in the WAGGGS delegation - thank you for being our representatives at COP-17. These are such important talks and you have a vital role to play with all the support that we can give you from around the world.

Julie Fink - 22 November 2011 - 7.58AM (GMT)

Dear girls
I'm looking so much forward to following your adventures in Durban! I am sure you will let the voice of girls around the world be heard on behalf of all of us. You can make a difference!

Julie, youth delegate at COP 15/16

Gabi - 16 November 2011 - 8.37PM (GMT)

Dear WAGGGS Delegates,

I am glad that you are forwarding the voice of girls and young women to the political leaders on this crucial issue. I wish you a successful conference, and memorable moments at the COP.

A COP15 WAGGGS youth representative

sonali - 7 November 2011 - 7.47AM (GMT)


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