Soon we will begin our recruitment process for our US youth delegation to the 2017 UN Climate Negotiations, more complicatedly known as COP23, the 23nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This conference will take place November 6-17, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

Our application will be in the form of a Creative Challenge, a new process we launched last year and loved. This is your chance to publicly share your story – whether it’s through writing, music, podcasts, artwork… any medium that conveys why and how you work for climate justice. We will support you in publishing your submissions along the way. Whether you’re a climate science researcher, musician, policy advocate, direct action organizer, a campus fossil fuel divestment leader… we encourage you to apply! We believe this Challenge fosters the growth of the youth climate justice movement while calling forth the skills we’d like to see on our team.

We are looking for a team of action-oriented advocates and storytellers. As youth delegates, you’ll learn how to work with the media and develop your own voice. We collaborate with activists from around the world and build deep community within our team. Together we’ll lobby government negotiators, plan attention-grabbing actions, and tell game-changing stories that shift the narrative on international climate politics — all the while building skills and stories you’ll bring home to strengthen your own work and campaigns.

Want to know more about the delegation or the Creative Challenge? Email any questions to our COP23 Delegation Leaders, Karina Gonzalez and Dineen O’Rourke.

For a preview of the SustainUS COP Delegation experience, browse through images from our most previous delegations, COP21 and COP22: