Santiago de Chile, December 6, 2019 - Climate ambassadors CONCAUSA, Catalina Silva, Guillermo Passeggi and Maria Esperanza De la Cruz, respectively from Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador, actively participated in the latest version of the Conference of Youth (COY15) and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25)based in Madrid, Spain.
The teenagers were part of both summits between December 27 and December 5, having the opportunity to present and exchange experiences in a series of important panels and instances, in front of some of the world's leading decision makers.
In fact, Maria Esperanza was one of the people in charge of handing over the torch symbolizing the climate crisis to the president of the COP25 and Chile's environment minister, Carolina Schmidtat the event's opening.
During their participation, the three ambassadors explained how the climate crisis is affecting the different corners of Latin America and how young people from the continent connected to the Concausa network, far from settling with demanding public policies to stop the climate impact, have decided to act and mobilize more than five thousand young people from the region.
In addition, the ambassadors promoted the dialogue between the youth of the Global South and the European youth, addressed the relevance of adolescent participation in decision-making and the effects of this on the fulfilment of children's rights.
"For our movement it is essential that you collaborate with us in your countries, spreading the word and being a link with networks and organizations that can encourage adolescents to participate in these initiatives. We want to show that the continent's adolescents have a lot to say and testify about this crisis, and above all that they are acting and that their contribution is substantial" agreed Maria Esperanza De la Cruz of Ecuador, Guillermo Passeggi of Uruguay and Catalina Silva of Chile, ambassadors of the CONCAUSA youth network.