This is a fantastic opportunity. When I was covering COP15 I came across this organization's work a lot - I was really impressed.
SustainUS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers 26 years of age or younger. Founded in 2001 to prepare U.S. youth for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the organization has since expanded to include local chapters in six cities, as well as two national programs engaging young scientists and future policymakers.
Interested in attending the UNFCCC COP16 and COP/MOP6 negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, November 29-December 10?
Applicants for SustainUS's Agents of Change delegation must be 18-26 years old at the start of the negotiations, and must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or have been studying or working in the United States for at least six months at the time of application.
Selected applicants will join a diverse delegation of youth, including those both familiar with and new to the youth climate movement; from across the United States and beyond; including young scientists and engineers, policy specialists, grassroots activists, media and communications specialists; students, young professionals, and community volunteers; and more.
We have limited, need-based scholarship money for youth from climate change-impacted communities (requires separate application; see below).
Full delegation details and application materials are here.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. EDT on June 4th to agents(@)sustainus.org