We are proud to have designed projects that have reached young people in over 35 countries. These include:
In partnership with the Green Growth Global Institute (GGGI) and Student Energy, we have launched Greenpreneurs, a four-month virtual accelerator program and business plan competition for youth-led 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.
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.
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.
SEYCHELLES SUPPORT TEAM (SST)
The SST brings together youth from Seychelles and around the globe to provide support to the Seychelles delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The SST is a model for meaningful youth engagement in UNFCCC processes that equips youth to engage and participate, while also promoting exchange between Global North and Global South and awareness of climate change issues facing SIDS. At the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UNFCCC in December 2018, our SST included 13 young people from 9 countries.