Pedro Neves, from France
Since the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ), in 2005 at COP 5 in Bonn, youth and adolescents have participated in its elaboration, as well as hosting preparatory meetings called "Youth Conferences", which help build and empower these young people to the process of negotiations .
The United Nations set up an organ, with this group of participants, called Youngo (UNFCCC observer constituency of youth non-governmental organizations). In practical terms, it was given to Youngo the responsibility for directing plenaries, discussing high-level segments of the COP/CMP, making individual and collective requests, holding training workshops, finding Convention officers, and also occupying seats in the discussions, also promoting the Youth Day for future generations about the COPs.
On the first day of the event in Paris, Youngo published their first statement and released a document saying the expectations for the agreements that define COP21. "Breathe deeply. This will be the last time that any living being will witness the CO2 levels below 400ppm. After long years sleeping, from 1992 to 2015, it's time to wake up", said Juan Jose Vazquez Milling, representative of Youngo, in his opening speech at COP21.