Applications for the Canadian Youth Delegation (CYD) run by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition have now closed. Stay tuned for updates about our delegation head to the 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

COP20 will take place in Lima, Peru from 1-12 December 2014

After not attending COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, the CYD is returning in 2014. This delegation will be smaller than in previous years and delegates, once selected, will not only be attending COP20 but will also work to revision and re-launch the CYD. This delegation will be made up of 6-8 young people from across Canada. 


The Canada Youth Delegation is a group of diverse youth from Canada between the ages of 18-30 who work together to hold Canada accountable in the international climate change forum at the UNFCCC. Working with other youth groups and allies from around the world, as well as other groups from Canada, the CYD will strive to challenge Canada's climate inaction on a global stage. As part of the new CYD format, the group will also work to bring a strong analysis of global climate justice into movements for environmental and climate justice in Canada, and develop global ties of solidarity with communities on the frontlines of climate injustice. 

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commented 2014-04-14 14:07:51 -0300 · Flag
Jennifer, the UNFCCC definition of youth stakeholder is defined as between 18-30, thus we can only have a youth delegation that falls in that age range.
commented 2014-02-11 15:18:58 -0400 · Flag
Why stop at 30???? I’m 32 and have always been a proponent of these campaigns…. raise the age! don’t discriminate… 30 something’s don’t seem to fit in anywhere.