International negotiations

COP23: perspective from the most vulnerable

COP23 took place in 2017. This peculiar edition was organized by the Republic of Fiji, island country in Melanesia, but was hosted in Bonn, Germany, for practical reasons.
Key topics of the edition were in fact island states, which are the ones that are more strongly feeling the effects of climate change today and will probably experience the strongest impacts in the future. 

COP24: Text adopted, ambitions abandoned

Representatives of 190 countries attending the COP24 climate summit in Katowice accepted the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, which limits global warming to less than 2˚C. But to achieve this result, it took a lot of negotiation and patience, as the delegates of Swiss Youth for Climate observed.

COP22: the Good, the Bad and the Money

What do you do when you get 196 countries to sign a major agreement that will shape our future economies and societies? You celebrate, right? Well, not quite...

COPs: not only negotiations

The Conference of the Parties are built on multiple levels: there are not only the negotiations, but many other discussions and events going on around the venue...

Youth engagement at COPs

How can youth and in particular Swiss Youth for Climate's delegates be engaged in these international events?

"COPs for dummies"

During summer 2015, Océan Dayer founded SYFC with the aim to take part at the 21st World Climate Conference in Paris (COP21). And guess what? A few months later our first delegation left for France!