Applications Open for Youth Climate Summit in New York
Published on: 04.07.2019
A great opportunity has opened up for young people all over the world, innovators, entrepreneurs, change makers and activists involved in climate action. Find more below on eligibility criteria and event details.
The United Nations opened the applications for the Youth Climate Summit in NYC on its headquarters on 21 September and announced ‘Green Tickets’ to recognize young people driving Climate Action all over the world.
“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,” it was said in the official press release issued on this occasion.
Moreover, it says that applications for the Youth Climate Summit will be accepted until 19 July. 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.
Young people around the world can apply to attend virtually from their communities or in person.
Based on the press release, successful Youth Climate Summit applicants, including recipients of Green Tickets, will be selected on the basis of merit – including a demonstrated commitment to climate action and problem-solving – as well as considerations of need. The allocation of Green Tickets will ensure that youth from all regions of the world have an equitable and realistic chance to participate in the Youth Climate Summit.
“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,” the announcement says
The Youth Climate Summit precedes the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, which will take place at UN Headquarters on 23 September, and comes just a day after the Fridays for Future Global Climate Strike on 20 September, where an unprecedented mobilization of young people from the global south and north is expected to declare the global climate emergency.
For further information and application details, visit the Website