On this critical year of climate negotiations, for the first time in history, the COY will be organized outside of the host country of the COP – in 2015, the COY will be held on all continents! Why? Because not everyone can go to the other end of the world in November and because local issues have to be locally solved. The Local COY aims to create a connected and empowered international youth community for a more sustainable and desirable future. The Local COY will take place in 9 countries, including Japan, Canada and New Caledonia. COY11 is everywhere!
The East Asian region got a request to host a Local COY from the COY11 organization committee in France on September 2015. After concentration amongst climate youth organization in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, it was decided that the climate youth NGO, Climate Youth Japan would host the Local COY for East Asia in the largest city in the world- Tokyo. Under the concept of “COY11 is everywhere”, COY 11 Tokyo 2015 will be running on the same dates as the COY11 in Paris and will be connected to all the other Local COYs around the world.