Side Events

Side Events

The following events  will take place in the Niels Bohr Room of the Bella Centre and in the  EU Pavillon.


09:00-10:30 The role of education in relation to the climate crisis
Room Niels Bohr Organized by Service Civil International, With support from Energy Crossroad, Yale University This discussion will involve different actors of education for sustainable development and discuss the past and future contribution of education to behavioral changes, mitigation and adaptation. Contact: Mr. Sebastien Duyck
    +45 50652648
10:30-11:30 Education for Sustainable Development
EU Pavillon Room Monnet Organized by Chalmers Students for Sustainability (CSS) Together with the World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSC-SD) the CSS organized a student conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). A document where the students participating have stated what they feel is the most important aspects to ESD and how to further improve on ESD around the globe will be presented. We will also present other CSS and WSC-SD Contact:
11:00-12:30 Youth, forest protection and survival: Why forest protection and education is essential
Room Niels Bohr Organized by SustainUS, With support from IFSA Hear about youth-led forest protection and education efforts from around the world, and listen as international youth discuss how protecting intact forests under REDD can support a successful climate agreement. Contact: Mr. Kyle Gracey
    +1 814 6592405
11:30-12:30 Children in a changing climate
EU Pavillon Room Monnet Organized by Plan International This event will demonstrate the valuable contribution children can make in reducing the impacts of climate change, with particular examples from their involvement in reducing climate-related disaster risks.The Children in a Changing Climate coalition is attending COP15 with young people from countries including the UK, Indonesia, Sweden and Kenya. Contact:
13:00-14:30 Intergenerational Inquiry on Climate Solutions calls Yvo de Boer, Youth, Negotiators to testify
Room Niels Bohr Organized by the UNFCCC secretariat UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, together with scientists, United Nations agencies, key negotiators and young people from around the world will testify before the second Intergenerational Inquiry on Climate Solutions. Contact: Ms. Laurence Pollier
    +49 228 8151505
13:00-15:00 Leadership: Youth Initiatives Worldwide
EU Pavillon Room Monnet Organized by the Indian Youth Climate Coalition(tbc) In organizing and running thousands of local initiatives on adaptation and mitigation, Youth in developing countries are showing the kind of leadership which most political leaders of developed countries lacks.
    Contact: tba
14:45-16:15 350ppm: The need for bold mitigation targets and the change they will create
Room Niels Bohr Organized by Sustainable Market Foundation - 350.org, With support from Gothenburg University, Youth and Nature, Taking it Global, Corporación Grupo Tayrona The science is in, and global civil society has spoken more loudly than ever before on climate to demand a global 350ppm emissions pathway. We present our case for the final hours of negotiation this year to bring our nations' delegates into the global movement towards climate safety. Contact: Mr. Jeremy Osborn
    +1 802 5524067
16:30-18:00 Inter generational Equity
Room Niels Bohr Organized by European Youth Forum, With support from FYEG, CRIJ The concept of this event would be to discuss intergenerational solidarity in the frame of climate change, as it is a key arising concept. It will look at it through presentations from DG EAC of the EC, academics talking about intergenerational justice, as well as youth representatives. Contact: Ms. Julie Teng
    +32 2 2869426
Please note that the program of the events hosted in the EU Pavillon is subject to changes. Youth Arcade On the YFG-Day, the youth arcade (located in the exhibit area, at the entrance of the Bella center) will host a series of 30-minutes long presentations related to the involvement and role of young people in relation to climate change. An official opening of the youth arcade will also take place on this day with the final set up of the area being revealed. The detailed program is still to be confirmed. Visual installations Visual installations will shown by the YOUNGOs in different places. Two of the pillars located on the side of the main walkway at the entrance of the Bella Center will be covered by pictures highlighting the engagement of young people on climate change. A visual installation will also be presented on the side of the room used for the side events. Finally a short slideshow/film will be screened at the entrance of the EU pavillon (all these elements are subject to confirmation by the UNFCCC secretariat). Climate-Change.tv Representative from the YOUNGOs will be giving interviews as a part of the interviews organized by the UNFCCC and available on climate-change.tv among many other interviews from prominent actors of the negotiations. Youth Dialogues The youth delegates will hold a meeting with representatives from some of the key governmental delegations in this negotiation process and will interact, discussing issues related to the role of youth in the process and in supporting climate change mitigation, as well as on intergenerational issues. The dialogue will involve representatives from several governmental delegations and therefore will take a different form that the usual bilateral meetings with national delegation. Reception A YOUNGOs reception will be organized in town open to all YOUNGOs delegates and other delegates upon invitations (UNFCCC secretariat staff, head of delegations, press, friendly supportive NGOs and IOs). The reception will be accompanied by short speeches.