UN is offering “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action around the world to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September.
The Youth Climate Summit will bring together young innovators, entrepreneurs, change-makers and activists to showcase their solutions, exchange ideas and grow networks, and take their place on the global stage with decision-makers across governments, business and civil society, in line with the UN Youth Strategy: Youth 2030 launched by the Secretary-General last year.
Young people around the world will also be able to participate in Youth Summit activities from their own communities, through a variety of virtual and digital engagement opportunities, and continue to play their part in driving global climate action.
Worth of Award
- To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that it will offer over 100 “Green Tickets” – funded opportunities for young people, in particular from the least developed countries, to participate in the Youth Climate Summit.
- The Green Ticket will include travel to and from New York – which will be carbon neutral.
- Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are invited to attend the Youth Climate Summit on September 21, and the UN seeks strong participation from young leaders in the Global South.
- To attend the summit, interested youth must apply by the deadline. Attendees will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis and their displayed leadership in advancing solutions.
- Climate leaders under the age of 18 have the opportunity to attend through a nomination process. Organizations interested in nominating young leaders under the age of 18 should email Yassamin Ansari ([email protected]) for additional information.
How to Apply
- Youth between 18 and 29 can apply through the Youth Climate Summit website, which also includes information on participation in the Summit for youth under 18, recognizing the powerful role younger people are playing in countries around the world.
- Applications will be assessed by a panel led by the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. The panel will include experts from within the UN and from civil society with experience across the Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting the interdependence of climate action and sustainable development.
Deadline: Applications close on July 19, 2019.