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Educational courses, research, and reports to equip young people through knowledge-focused resources.

Workshops, training, and toolkits that focus on policy and advocacy around youth and climate action.

Funding, networking, and other opportunities to support youth and their work on climate action.

Foundation for Climate Action

Addressing the climate crisis is the definitive global challenge of the 21st century. While aggressive climate action will require a scientific understanding of both environmental and technological challenges, this knowledge will not be enough. This existential threat demands global cooperation on a scale never before achieved. Changemakers today and tomorrow must communicate and collaborate across cultures, negotiate and implement solutions, and address the needs and concerns of stakeholders in every sector of society.

 

Foundations for Climate Action examines this crucial issue 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. Learners think critically and engage with their global peers through thought-provoking opinion polls, reflection prompts, and forum discussions. This interdisciplinary approach to climate action will empower changemakers to act together to tackle the crisis of our era. 

 

Anyone who is interested and motivated towards climate action is encouraged to participate. No prior knowledge of climate science or leadership experience is required.

 

* There is no cost to participate

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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

COP 25

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. 

Foundation for

Climate Action 

by Knovva Academy

The growth story of the 21st century can unlock unprecedented opportunities of a strong, sustainable, inclusive economy. The benefits of climate action are greater than ever before, while the costs of inaction continue to mount. It is time for a decisive shift to a new climate economy.

The New Climate Economy Report

FAO has developed a toolkit to equipped rural youth through their Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) methodology. JFFLS is an innovative approach that trains vulnerable rural youth in the agricultural, business and life skills needed to earn a decent living, and to become more productive and active members of their communities. Students may learn about protecting their crops from diseases, and then use this as a basis for learning about how to protect themselves from other diseases that can similarly threaten their livelihood and well-being.

Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools by FAO

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.

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

For a decade, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report has compared where greenhouse gas emissions are heading against where they need to be, and highlighted the best ways to close the gap. The report presents the latest data on the expected gap in 2030 for the 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement. It considers different scenarios, from no new climate policies since 2005 to full implementation of all national commitments under the Paris Agreement. 

Emissions Gap Report 2019 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!

Global Environment Outlook

6  for Youth by UNEP

Tackling climate change requires action at all levels of society,  by fostering awareness, capacity building and innovation climate change learning helps communities and individuals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and effectively adapt to the changing climate. UN CC:Learn provides strategic advice and quality learning resources to help people, governments and businesses to understand, adapt, and build resilience to climate change

Climate Classroom by

UNCC: Learn

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 .

IPCC Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC 

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been working together since 2014 to support countries in developing Nationally Determined Contributions - or NDCs - beginning with the launch of a regional NDC dialogue series that just completed its 22nd event having engaged over 2,200 participants from over 150 developing countries. This report, leveraging those relationships and history, is the most detailed review yet of momentum since the Paris Agreement and is designed to both inspire and inform the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September.

NDC Global Outlook Report 2019 by UNDP

UN Youth Volunteer positions are wide ranging; you may work in human rights, climate change adaptation, primary health care, disaster management, peacebuilding, youth engagement or many other areas. You may work directly in a United Nations agency or be assigned to one of its partner organizations, a university or the government.

UN Youth Volunteer 

by UN Volunteer