It is not enough to preach climate action,

we need to act to reach climate ambition.





#OKBoomer, please take note

"Fighting climate change is not about having one destination in sight;

it’s a constant process of making the right decisions for the future and having the courage to act on them”

- Jayathma Wickramanayake,

UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth 


COP 25

Reach Not Preach Forum

Keep the world accountable by joining the youth-lead forum and online discussion on climate action.





Mission 1.5 by UNDP

Mission 1.5 aims to give 20 million people around the world the opportunity to have their say on ways to limit climate change that they want to see adopted by government leaders. The campaign, led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), hopes to address the disconnect between citizens and governments that has seen a groundswell of public opinion by citizens around the world, including school strikes and mass protests. 

Foundation for

Climate Action 

by Knovva Academy

Foundations for Climate Action examines the crucial issue of climate change through scientific, strategic, and cultural lenses. Curated readings and datasets, expert interviews, and digital interactives explore the challenges of climate action and diverse approaches to solving them. 

COP 25

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) took place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and was held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The conference was designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective was to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement

IPCC Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC 

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

This Summary for Policymakers presents the key findings of the Special Report, based on the assessment of the available scientific, technical and socio-economic literature relevant to global warming of 1.5°C .

Report of the Secretary-General on the 2019 Climate Action Summit The Way Forward in 2020 

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all leaders to come to New York on 23 September for the Climate Action Summit with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.

Global Environment Outlook

6  for Youth by UNEP

GEO-6 for Youth is a one-stop-shop for a young person to understand the state of the environment, what can be done every day and how to choose a sustainable career. GEO-6 for Youth is here to help understand the issue, but most importantly show how the youth have the power to bring about transformative change but there is a need to act now!

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About Youth Takeover

SDSN Youth is the official youth initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network launched by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


Founded in 2015, SDSN Youth currently has around 1,000 member organizations in 85 countries, coordinated by 26 regional centres, to support the localization and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by young people around the world.


Today, we are fearful, isolated, and threatened, but through these past few weeks of adjusting to COVID-19, and the few years of responding and acting to the climate crisis, and our experience organising for climate action, we have learned to be hopeful, connected and resilient. .




—  Xiye Bastida, Saoi O’Connor, Sofia Hernandez, Theresa Rose Sebastian, Joseph Wilkanowski

and Ilana Zeitzer (Youth Activists)

Join the movement



We can't solve the most pressing issue of our generation by working in silos, only by connecting and collaborating with each other we can solve climate change. Become a part of a community that advocates and commits to support youth's climate action.