Across the world, we have risen with global movements and powerful statements. In 2020, the Mock COP26 conference showed young peoples’ ambition, with over 330 delegates from over 140 countries gathering virtually to produce a global youth declaration with 18 ambitious yet realistic policies.
We are now mobilising a global movement of young people, with empowerment and representation at its core, to campaign for, and work with, their leaders to implement these ambitious policies dedicated to meaningful climate action.
Each ‘phase’ of Mock COP has included a range of focused projects related to our policy asks to support young people to take positive action locally.
Our campaign is driven by volunteers and coordinated by a global youth staff team (paid the UK real living wage) who are supported by core staff at SOS-UK.
Meet the team
Sofia Luna Quispe
Sofia Luna Quispe is an 18 years old anthropology student and climate justice activist from Lima, Perú. Sofia is the grandchild of an indigenous, Quechua-speaking, and immigrant family living in the Comas District. Since she was 14 years old she advocates for social justice, food, water, and energy security for peripheral areas. In 2018 she received the Civic Medal of Honor of the Comas District for her leadership in the community. Currently, she’s part of organizations such as Re Earth Initiative, Ollas Sostenibles, Latinas For Climate, and the Youth Environmental Commission of Peru representing the Lima and Callao regions, where she is also the youngest member.
Sofia directed the short film Pescando Oportunidades, which premiered at COP27 on November 2022, as a part of the grassroots campaign and audiovisual project ‘‘Life On The Frontlines’’ of Re Earth Initiative.
David is a sustainability leader and climate justice advocate leading the charge for a sustainable future in Nigeria. As a seasoned volunteer and former Volunteer Newsletter Coordinator for Mock COP phase 2, David has already made a powerful impact in raising climate awareness and inspiring action among students at his University.With a background in Mechanical Engineering and a passion for sustainable development, he’s on a mission to bridge the gap between energy and sustainability through innovation and policy.
Amiteshwar Singh (he/him) is a 22 year old organiser, student doctor and writer based in Norwich, focusing on and exploring the intersection of health justice, ecological justice and abolition. His work primarily brings forward a health perspective, at the local, national and international levels. He has most recently, prior to this role, been involved with the climate justice movement as a co-founder of the People’s Health Hearing as well as of the Youth Climate and Health Network. Amit commits himself to work towards a community-led radical, joyful future that has been envisioned through a climate justice lens.
Shreya is a passionate climate justice activist from Nepal. Over the last five years, she has actively been involved in spreading awareness, advocating policies, and taking action for the climate. She participated as a delegate in phase 1 and supported the lobby works and Teach the Teacher project in phase 2. She is the Youth Climate Change Champion of UNICEF South Asia and co-contact point of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) working group of YOUNGO, the children and youth constituency of the UNFCCC.