UN COP External Resources

External Resources

Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGO) Constituency

RINGOs are one of nine NGO constituencies recognized by the UNFCCC, and the second largest, comprising 25% of the 2000 admitted NGOs. During COP, RINGOs organize daily meetings to discuss the developments of the negotiations and to share logistical information. UBC is a part of RINGO and because of this UBC COP observers can access their useful conference resources at the event.

UN Climate Change Conference of Youth

The UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) is an event under the banner of YOUNGO – the Official Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference takes place right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of the Parties (COP), in the same host country as the COP. COY serves as a space for capacity building and policy training, in order to prepare young people for their participation at COP.

Carbon Brief

Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. Recommended by several prior COP delegates, it provides useful daily analyses on COP negotiations on their website and via newsletter during the event. 

Earth Negotiations Bulletin, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Earth Negotiations Bulletin is a balanced, timely, and independent reporting service which provides daily coverage at sustainable development negotiations and events around the world, documenting global efforts to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, sustainable land use, safe chemicals management, deep sea mining, and other global challenges. See their UNFCCC page and sign up for the newsletter here.