COY16 Final Plenary Session: WMO Innovation to tackle Climate Change

30 October, 14:00-15:00 UK Time


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The 16th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Youth, also known as COY16, serves as space for capacity building and policy training to prepare young people for their participation at COP. One of its major outputs is the policy document representing the youth sector during the UN Climate negotiations.  

In the past, COY was graced by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa Cantellano. This event is under the banner of YOUNGO – the official youth constituency of the UNFCCC. Over the years, it has gathered thousands of youth from more than 120 countries. 

Run of the show



Assigned Person 


5 mins 

Check in; Introduction of Moderator and Session Topic 



20 mins 

Core Session 




5 mins 


SDG6, where are we? 

Speaker 1 



5 mins 


The water in addressing the clime crisis 

Speaker 2 


10 mins 

Interactive Q&A or 3-5 questions 

Moderator/Tech Facilitator 



5 mins 


Youth’s role in the water initiative 

Speaker 3 



5 mins 


The Water and Climate Coalition 

Speaker 4 


10 mins 

Panel Q&A 

Moderator/Tech Facilitator 


5 mins 

Interactive Data Gathering 

Moderator/Session Facilitator 


10 mins 

Panel Q&A  

Moderator/Tech Facilitator 


Total 60mins 



Jan Kairel Guillermo picture

Jan Kairel Guillermo

Youth Engagement Officer Water and Climate Coalition Secretariat World Meterological Organization


We need to get water and environmental management right to provide sustainable futures for people and planet. We need to transform from extractive, growth oriented business paradigms to a culture of circular economy. We need to provide offers for inclusive cooperation across borders on maps, between sectors and in the minds of people. We need to work together for social, societal and intergenerational fairness. I am working for the water and climate coalition because we have the chance to change things. We can offer alternative ways to business as usual. Please join us!  

Susmita Mishra

Board Member, Digo Bikas Institute Kathmandu, Nepal



Ms. Hasmik Barseghyan

Armenia President of the European Youth Parliament for Water (EYPW)

Abraham Bugre

Mr. Abraham Bugre

Ghana Focal Point for United Youth Initiative Africa

Johannes Cullmann

Dr. Johannes Cullman

Focal Point for Water and Climate Leaders Panel Water and Climate Coalition | WMO

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Claudia Taboada

Dominican Republic Youth Climate Activist Director of Science, Technology and Environment Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.