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European Climate Pact

Young people

Be the future of climate action!

From street demonstrations to local beach clean-ups, young people are at the heart of climate action. Learn how you can get involved in the Climate Pact, either as a young person or as a youth organisation.

 

Calling all young people!

Want to build a better future? You’re not alone! The Climate Pact supports your passion for making a difference. The more of us get involved, the more we can change, and everyone is welcome – from seasoned sustainability advocates to those who are taking their first step on the climate journey.

 

The Youth Climate Pact Challenge

Launched at the Climate Pact Day of Action in June 2021, the Challenge invited young people to devise innovative climate-focused projects and submit them to a public vote. The winners then presented their ideas to the Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans.

“The incredible creativity of young people is so important,” said EVP Timmermans. “It makes me feel reinforced in the work I do that people would take the trouble to use their creativity to come up with solutions.”

Read more about the four winners here.

 

Become a Climate Pact Ambassador

Anyone can apply to become a volunteer Climate Pact Ambassador. As an Ambassador, you can lead by example through taking climate action and reaching out to family, friends, peers and communities. Climate Pact Ambassadors will have access to networks and toolkits, and also have the chance to participate in relevant trainings.

Interested? Find out more.

 

Make a climate action pledge

You can make a difference for the planet simply by taking small steps in your everyday life and inspiring people around you to do the same.

And you can encourage schools, community groups, cities or businesses that you know to make a pledge as an organisation.

 

Calling youth organisations

Do you represent a youth organisation? We want to work with you:

  • to help us engage young people and communicate with them,
  • to co-create inspiring and relevant youth activities with us.

So how can youth organisations get involved?

  • Support Climate Pact Ambassadors: the Climate Pact is providing space for young people to network and exchange via the Community Hub. Through this hub, we want to offer workshops, tutorials, toolkits for event organisation or fundraising, and awards for projects. Youth organisations can advise us on what young people will find most useful!
  • Encourage young people to take action: we want to partner with youth organisations to engage and involve more young people – including those who are not yet active in climate issues.
  • Step up youth involvement in climate policy: the Pact is co-owned by young people, and their voice must be heard. Youth organisations can help us connect young people with decision-makers on the local, national, and European level and facilitate access to relevant events.
  • Educate people on climate action: we want to get young people and educators on board and work with organisations and networks active in the field. While the Pact provides course materials for teachers to run workshops and debates on climate action, youth organisations can help us identify the most interesting topics for young people, shape the material, and disseminate it among young audience.

If you represent a youth organisation that is interested in working with the Climate Pact, contact us through youth@euclimatepact.eu.