“LCOY-UAE 2023 - Putting Youth at the Heart of Climate Action."
The local conference of youth (LCOY) is an event under YOUNGO, the official youth constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It's designed to amplify youth climate action locally and contribute to global discussions.
The 2023 Local Conference of Youth in the United Arab Emirates was organized and hosted by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and co- hosted by Zayed University Dubai Campus. The theme of the 2-day conference was “Putting Youth at the Heart of Climate Action” and was attended by 200 participants. The event received sponsorship from Schneider Electric, Siemens Middle East, and Accuracy. The organizing partners included the Arabian Youth Environment Programme, Arab Youth Council for Climate Change, Global Shapers Dubai Hub, Kulna Environmental Club-Zayed University, United Nations Global Compact Network-UAE, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in the UAE. The knowledge partners comprised the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, ACWA Power, Arab Youth Center, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EEDAMA, Emirates Nature-WWF, Fujairah Research Center, Middlesex University Dubai, TAQA, The Climate Consultancy and UNICEF Gulf Team.
The Statement of the Youth is the outcome of LCOY-UAE 2023. It reflects the collective voice of young people in the country, highlighting their commitment to climate action and sustainability across various crucial themes, including youth engagement, climate adaptation, education, biodiversity conservation, food security, waste management, energy transition, private sector involvement, climate finance, combating misinformation, and gender-inclusive climate action. This statement serves as a call to action, emphasizing the importance of involving youth in decision-making and fostering a sustainable and greener future for the UAE and the world.
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)