COY13 attracted over 1,000 young people from more than 100 different nationalities. Over the three days of the conference, approximately 200 programme sessions took place. These sessions focused on three main points: inform, sensitize and activate. Apart from that, many organisations were present at COY13 to showcase that youth is needed to accelerate climate action. In general, participants used COY13 to learn from each other about successful engagement in climate activism and advocacy.
The 13th Conference of Youth (COY13) is an official event of YOUNGO, the youth-constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COY13 took place in Bonn from the 2 to 4 November 2017. It is an international gathering of youth who are passionate about climate change topics. At the start of COY13, the 1300 participants were invited to contribute to a final document. This document intends to give an insight to the topics discussed during the conference.