Young Reporters at the COP 23

This year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) is taking place from 6 - 17 November in Bonn, Germany. 

Four Young Reporters were selected to represent the YRE programme at the COP23. They will be working as reporters to cover and report about events and sessions in Bonn Zone at the COP23 venue where side events and high level events are taking place. They will also share their experience through the YRE programme at a mini event on Climate Education at the UNESCO Pavilion on Thursday 16 November at 10:00.  

FEE has signed a partnership agreement with UN Climate Change on this initiative to support the work of Young Reporters at the COP23.

Their work will be presented on the YRE Exposure page from 14 November. The snapshots from the conference will be shared from Monday 13 November on YRE social media platforms: Facebook page, Twitter, Youtube channel and Instagram (@yre_int).

Here are the selected Young Reporters:

Adriána Henčeková, Slovakia

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My name is Adriána Henčeková and I am 18 years old. I live in the Eastern part of Slovakia in a small city Spišská Nová Ves. I am a high school student. I am interested in biology and geography at school. I have been in the programme Young reporters for the Environment for 6 years now. I am focusing mostly on taking photos and writing articles. Thanks to this programme I started to be interested in the environment and writing became my passion.

Allison Gacad, Canada


I am an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia studying nutrition within the context of food security and environmental sustainability. Beyond the classroom, I have a passion for writing that I hope to combine with my analytical skills in the Sciences to support a future career in journalism. My love for our environment stems from exploring Canada’s forests, mountains, and oceans - be it in my hometown, Toronto, or my current city, Vancouver. As a Young Reporter, I am incredibly excited and grateful to bring COP23 to the communities I’ve worked with throughout the years!

Mafalda Gomes, Portugal


My name is Mafalda Gomes and I was recently chosen to be a representative of YRE for the COP23. Just this past month my country was devastated by late season wildfires, one of the many indisputable effects of global warming, making 2017 the deadliest year on record for forest blazes. The future of planet Earth depends entirely on the commitments and sacrifices that we, as humans, are willing to make for the sake of a brighter future for generations to come.  Quoting UN Women Goodwill ambassador Emma Watson:” If not me, who? If not now, when?”

Max Lönn, Sweden


I am very excited to be a part of YRE team at the COP 23. It is amazing that the youth get to participate in such a huge event. I believe that the media has a huge part to play in changing the way the world deals with climate issues, just as politicians and scientists. I am really looking forward to traveling to Bonn and hoping not only to make a difference but also having a great experience to look back upon in the future.


The initiative is partnered with UN Climate Change.