In 2020 when COP26 was postponed due to COVID, 330 youth delegates representing over 140 countries gathered online for MOCK COP26. With support from our friends at ClientEarth, these youth activists produced a global declaration to world leaders with 18 policies across 6 areas. They then campaigned their national political leaders to implement parts of the treaty in the build up to the Glasgow COP.
As a result of their advocacy work, they were invited to become official partners of the Education Minister’s summit at COP. This resulted in a national pledges from individuals governments and joint declaration. They are continuing to work with the UK and Egyptian governments to enable a greater youth voice at COP27.