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Empowerment Series for Young Parliamentarians- Briefing on Youth in climate negotiations


13:00 to 15:00 CEST

Young people have been at the forefront of the climate fight in recent years. Youth climate movements, such as Fridays for Future, have gained momentum and simultaneously the demand by young people to formalize their participation at COPs has grown. However, not all national delegations at COPs include youth representatives or provide them with the opportunity to play more than an observer role. There is a need for more and stronger spaces for youth negotiators in every delegation and at every COP.

The IPU has promoted the involvement of parliaments in climate action for more than a decade. The IPU Strategy for 2022-2026 designates Climate Change as one of the four policy goals of the Organization. In 2023, the IPU launched a new campaign called Parliaments for the Planet to mobilize parliaments and parliamentarians to act on the climate emergency.

To mobilize young MPs on solutions from a policy-making perspective, the IPU is organizing the sixth online briefing of its Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians on Youth in climate negotiations. IPU Members are invited to register one young male and one young female parliamentarian to participate in the briefing.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

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