What went down



Together with 18 other LCOYs taking place all over the world, we used the Fijian tradition of Talanoa to connect, to learn, and to find our role in fighting climate change.


After a kick-off at Pakhuis de Zwijger, we jumped into a programme packed with workshops and inspiring lectures and debates. Multiple sessions took place in parallel so that you could choose yourself what you want to learn or practice. At the end of each day, we came together in Talanoa Dialogue sessions to collect everything we learned - and to find answers on the many questions of climate change.

LCOY in the Media


Redefining Climate Action

Read the story in The Herring

 Amsterdam 17-10-2018 Portret Fleur YdemaFoto: Tammy van Nerum

Jongerenconferentie:“Er moet echt een tandje bij”

Read about our conference in het Parool (Dutch)


The conference started with an opening ceremony in Pakhuis de Zwijger.


Join the dialogue

Talanoa is a method of inclusive dialogue adopted by the UN. The dialogue sessions at LCOY revolve around four questions:“Where are we in our fight against climate change?”, “Where do we want to go from here?”, “How do we get there?” and “How do I relate to this personally?”. The aim of these sessions is to bring participants together, to foster solidarity and to increase our ambitions. The results from these sessions will be shared at the COP24 in Poland.

Side activities

That there was time to eat together, create art together and simply have a good time together with other interested and involved young people. Side activities, sports, storytelling and parties: They are all an integral to our programme, and indispensable to make the LCOY complete.

Workshops, lectures, and debates

LCOY 2018 offered more than 40 different sessions, each with up to 25 participants. At any given time, many different sessions took place in parallel, covering topics such as Art, Governance, and many more. Participants could choose what they find most exciting and even organise a session themselves.

Regional meetups

During the conference, regional meet-ups brought people together who live in the same area. In these groups they can discuss locally specific questions of climate change and simply get to know each other. In this way, after the conference everyone will know the current state of the climate movement in their area and whom to contact if they want to get involved.