LCOYNL 2019 will be held November 16-17 at Amsterdam University College

* Please note that our program is completely in English this year. Do you want to come to the LCOY but are you afraid you can’t fully participate because of the level of English? Please send us a message at


Perspectives on Radical Activism: a Panel Discussion

This past year, radical activism has been firmly on the rise worldwide! Two local radical action groups, Code Rood and Extinction Rebellion NL, will be discussing the topic of civil disobedience as a protest strategy in the Netherlands while addressing similarities and differences in their approaches, aims, and strategies.

Game Session: Paying for Predictions

Come, play, learn and discuss. In this session, we will play a game in which the players become humanitarian workers who face ever-changing risks. These workers must make individual and collective decisions with consequences. In this workshop, you will experience a simulation of the impacts of climate change, understand the value of forecasts, and enhance your understanding of climate smart disaster risk reduction.



We Build The New: the Mission to Build a Circular Society

7 Billion Presidents is a movement that aims to stop climate change and transform society, from one that creates wealth for the few, to one that creates well-being for all. In this presentation, we will cover the concept of a circular society and how we can achieve it.

‘Amsterdam Climate Neutral’: What and How?

The Gemeente Amsterdam includes a wide range of topics within its approach to sustainability, varying from ecological and air quality issues to the replacement of natural gas with renewable alternatives. A key pillar in our sustainability strategy is the move towards a completely circular economy. This session will focus specifically on how the municipality intends to reach its 2050 ‘Climate Neutral’ goals, including successes, challenges, and time at the end for an audience Q&A!



Campaign Building: How to Tackle Industry Interests with People Power

This will be an interactive workshop on how to set up your own small action to directly protest the Fossil Fuel Industry. We will cover the basics of an action, including the necessary elements (such as mobilization and a legal team) as well as different kinds of actions and what they're suited for. We will also brainstorm ideas for an action and look at the steps you can take to make this idea a reality!

Green Traveling: a Hands-on Workshop

Traveling is amazing, right? But you probably know that traveling, especially flying, has a large impact on our climate. We at Green Tickets are building a travel planner that shows you eco-friendly traveling options so that you can reduce your carbon footprint while still enjoying everything that traveling has to offer. During our workshop, we will dive into the world of green traveling, exchange tips and tricks, and maybe even play a fun game!



Free West Papua: the Link Between Indigenous Movements and Climate Change

In this session, we will learn about the Indigenous Movement in West Papua, the right of West Papuans of self-determination, and how Indigenous people's rights are strongly connected to climate change.

The Shell Case: Litigation for Climate Action

Globally, over a thousand climate change-related court cases have been filed or announced, one of which is the case by Milieudefensie against the oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell. Until now, Shell ignored the activists and campaigners, shifting the burden of the climate change caused by their actions (and inaction) to civilians; this landmark case will hopefully change that. Learn more about the Shell case and the climate litigation movement in this session!



Movie Screening: an Awareness Journey into Plastic Pollution

By the Ocean we Unite organizes sailing expeditions to raise awareness for plastic pollution worldwide. Our oceans matter to us all so we have to cross borders and unite with one another to face this problem head on. With these expeditions we bring out citizens, scientists, municipalities and companies to the sea itself and have them experience how polluted our waters truly are.

Fighting Food Waste in your Own Community

In this session, we'll aim to approach the reasons for food waste as well as the social and environmental impacts of this waste on individual, local and global scale. We'll also explore techniques to eliminate this food waste both from your own life and your community. This session will also give the ins and outs and strategies of the organization "Taste Before you Waste", which contributes to fighting food waste here in our own backyard!



Creating your Own Action: a How-To

This will be an interactive workshop by Code Rood on how to set up your own small action to directly protest the Fossil Fuel Industry. We will cover the basics of an action, including the necessary elements (such as mobilization and a legal team) as well as different kinds of actions and what they're suited for. We will also brainstorm ideas for an action and look at the steps you can take to make this idea a reality!

Putting a Price on Pollution: Using Europe’s Emission Trading System for Climate Action

Understanding the workings of Europe’s key instrument to bring down greenhouse gas emissions, the European Emission Trading System (EU ETS), is important to understand different ways in which market-based instruments can be used for climate action. In this session, we'll start off with some theoretical background knowledge about the EU ETS and its potential for the climate movement. Then, we'll learn about the newest campaigns that use the EU ETS, such as strengthening regulation for reducing aviation emissions.



Stop Ecocide: the Crime of Climate Change

This session will cover the progress of the establishment of Ecocide, or environmental destruction, as a crime at the International Criminal Law level. This session will adress the questions: What is ecocide? Who are we targeting? How soon can we achieve this? And more!

Fossil Free Agriculture: the ASEED Campaign

The industrial food system heavily relies on fossil fuels and a global commodity market dominated by a small group of very powerful corporations. Fortunately, the real solutions are already all around us: food sovereignty, agroecology, and peasant agriculture, which feed the planet and cool the earth. In this session, we’ll engage in a conversation about industrial agriculture, the effects of chemical fertilizers, and different ways to dismantle the fossil fuel-powered industrial food system!



The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): A Look Behind the Scenes

The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Kiane worked on last year's special report on limiting global warming to 1.5C, and this year, two other special reports on land and oceans were released. Currently, the IPCC is working on three major assessment reports, due in 2021. Interested in how these reports are written? What the role of the IPCC is? How governments are involved? Find out in this session!

Introduction to Climate Science

We often hear about the consequences of climate change and the steps we need to take to fight the global climate crisis. However, the causes of climate change are often taken for granted. This lecture re-establishes the basic building blocks of climate science in an accessible way by answering questions including: What is the greenhouse effect? How do we know humans are causing global warming? What is the carbon cycle and how does it work?



The Global Gas Boom: Fighting the Gas Industry with International Solidarity

The Netherlands is the largest producer of natural gas in the EU, and as earthquakes around Groningen get increasingly worse, it's never been more important to learn how to fight further expansion of gas companies! Together we will learn about the gas industry's plans to rapidly globalise by building a human map to trace international gas supply chains. We will also explore examples of effective international solidarity and how we can use them to fight the gas industry's expanding presence.

Power to the People: Citizen's Assemblies and Climate Change

A Citizens’ Assembly is a group formed by citizens just like you that deliberates and makes decisions on issues of national importance - in this case, climate change! These democratic groups create public pressure for politicians to set aside the usual politicking, which is why they'll be crucial in the future of politics and climate change. Join this session and learn how Citizen's Assemblies operate, why they work, and how to implement them in today's day and age.