From youth washing to meaningful youth participation

The importance of youth participation in policy-making, including UNFCCC processes, has significantly increased over the last few years. The climate crisis is inherently an intergenerational justice problem, and youth should be included in the decision-making processes that will shape their future.

However, youth participation has also been instrumentalized and tokenized, and in this panel, we will learn from the challenges and the successes of meaningful youth participation.


Ester Galende (BC3 & YOUNGO)


  • Pablo Morente. Spanish Youth Council
  • Elisa Granzzoto. Lawyer (World’s Youth for Climate Justice)
  • Rogelio Rosas. Youth Delegate of Mexico
  • Watan Mohammed. Climate activist (YOUNGO)
  • Amanullah Porag. Mobilisations Coordinator (
  • Lena Rauter. Senior Youth Delegate of Austria

Live View

You can follow the broadcast of the event on the YouTube channel.

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