We are proud to have developed projects that reach young people in over 35 countries and have access to networks that span across the globe. These include:
In partnership with the Green Growth Global Institute (GGGI) and Student Energy, we have launched Greenpreneur, a four-month global competition for youth to submit business proposals for solutions that positively impact the future of energy; water and sanitation; land-use and agriculture; and green city development. We received over 350 submissions from across the world. Now we are developing incubators in two developed, and one developing nation, to support the winners of this competition accelerate their projects into viable climate solutions.
At events and conferences around the world, YCL is launching the #PopUpLab Series, a physical and interactive space designed to engage, empower and connect youth to the mentorship and resources they require to transform their ideas into action. During 2018, we will host 7 events, in 4 countries, reaching approximately 10,000 people.
Youth Climate Mentorship Program
YCL has partnered with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and GGGI to provide youth from across the world an opportunity to work within their governments and IGOs to complete meaningful, concrete policy work to present at COP24. This program will also become platform to share best practices and network with youth worldwide, bridging the intergenerational gap nationally and internationally.
DELEGATION SUPPORT TEAMS
During the last United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP), YCL designed the Seychelles Support Team (SST) to foster collaboration between Seychellois and International youth and provide support to the Seychelles negotiating team. In 2018, the pilot will expand to include more Seychellois youth and increase its impact by organizing a Climate Training and Summit in Seychelles. In 2019, the program will expand to other small island developing states (SIDS) and climate-vulnerable countries within the Commonwealth.
Applications for the COP24 SST program are now open!
We are currently creating easily accessible resources to visualize the increasing number of actors and actions, resources, and challenges in both the climate entrepreneurship and climate policy ecosystems. These maps will be critical to showcasing the opportunities and gaps for climate entrepreneurs across the globe.