COP25 & UNFCCC affiliation

Every year since 1995 the high-level policymakers of the world gather to discuss policies on climate change during the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP). In 2015 this conference resulted in the historical Paris Agreement. This year the 25th edition of COP will
take place in the beautiful city Santiago, capital of Chile, on 2-13 December 2019.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty aiming to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate, it has entered into force in 1994. The COP is the supreme decision-making
body of UNFCCC, and in 2015 it has resulted in the historic Paris Agreement, the correct implementation and development of which is now the primary concern at COP.

Since 2000 YES-DC has been an official observer organisation to the UNFCCC process; representing in themes such as youth participation, energy, sustainable development and networking.

As an official observer organisation, YES-DC is able to send a delegation consisting of  its members to the yearly COP. We would like to invite you to apply to join our delegation. We are looking for members with an affinity with policy, who are interested in international
negotiations and decision making, and who, most importantly, have a passion for energy transition.

If you are selected to join the delegation, you can expect the following from us:

  • Carbon emission compensation:
    Unfortunately, it demands a lot of effort to reach Santiago from the Netherlands without flying. Therefore, YES-DC will compensate for your carbon emissions for this flight.
  •  1 week access to the COP25:
    The delegation will consist of 2 parts, both visiting in a different week of the 2-week COP.
  • Preparation events:
    In preparation of this event we will organise a few gatherings, as we want you to get the most out of this (possibly) once-in-a-lifetime experience. These meeting will show you the possibilities within the COP program and serve to align your personal goals for the event. The content of these evenings is open for suggestions.

If you are interested in joining the YES-DC delegation to COP25, please send a short motivation and your CV to before 21st July (extended deadline). Please clearly state your motivation for going to this conference and what you would like to learn or achieve based on this experience.

If you have some questions you can contact us at or you can check out Adwait’s and Rhythima’s blogs, who both visited the COP24 in Katowice last year.


Want to be in Chile at the COP 25?