About us

Youth from around the world is rising up for fair and ambitious NDCs!

With Youth Rising Up for NDCs (YUP4NDCs) we want to advocate for increased fairness and real ambition in the NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions for global climate action) together as young people from around the world. The NDCs are binding for all countries party to the Paris Agreement and regulate their national climate targets. Therefore, they are essential for global climate justice and limiting global heating to 1.5°C. Together, we want to draw as much attention as possible to the strengthening of the NDCs before COP26 (UN Climate Conference) in Glasgow.

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youth Rising up for NDCS!

Our mission

The NDCs are binding for all countries that are part of the Paris Agreement and regulate the implementation of the climate targets in these countries. Thus, the NDCs form the vehicles to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and ensure global climate and intergenerational justice. It is therefore essential that they are formulated in a fair and ambitious way. The NDCs must reflect the willingness to act and the seriousness of the climate crisis. Therefore, YUP4NDCs calls for fair and ambitious NDCs in order to anchor a forward-looking and climate-just climate policy in them.


How do we want to
do this?

Together we want to analyse the NDCs of some of the 17 largest emitter countries most responsible for the climate crisis and develop an analytical framework to do so. The focus will be on questions such as: What does fair mean? What makes a NDCs truly ambitious? Which aspects should not be missing from a youth perspective? On the basis of this, we will actively advocate and direct our demands towards decision makers for the improvement/submission of NDCs by COP26. It is time to rise up for ambitious and fair NDCs through a common call to action to enable a climate-just future!

We need you!