NYU Abu Dhabi Students Co-Hosts of UN COY 18

NYU Abu Dhabi’s Greenhouse will co-host the 18th UN Conference of Youth (COY 18) and lead youth-driven discussion on sustainability around the world.

NYU Abu Dhabi students from the youth climate think tank Greenhouse will be leading global youth discussions during COP28 as co-hosts of the Conference of Youth set to take place from November 26 to 28.

Along with co-hosts American University of Sharjah and the Arab Youth Center, NYUAD students will be central to the biggest and most substantial youth conference related to the multilateral UN climate processes.

The Conference of Youth is an annual conference under the observance of YOUNGO, the official children and youth constituency to the UNFCCC.

NYUAD students will engage in a UN-led conference aimed at empowering youth and bringing their voices to COP28 to help shape intergovernmental climate change policies.

Delegates will be given the invaluable opportunity to partake in a series of dynamic workshops focusing on critical areas such as negotiations, youth advocacy and more. These workshops will empower individuals to become effective agents of change in combating the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change.

Khalifa Ballaith, a representative from NYUAD’s youth-led climate think tank Green House.

The conference takes place before the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) and serves as a space for capacity building and policy training, in order to prepare young people for their participation at COP.

The conference also brings together all the input from the global youth taking part in the event, which will feed directly into the climate negotiations via the official youth policy paper to be presented at COP28.

Interested youth can apply to be a part of COY18 here.