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Youth for Enhanced Climate Action: Developing a Strategy for Youth in Climate Action

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Elements of ACE


Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:30:00 PM UTC


Public Awareness, Climate Change Education, International Coorperation, Public Participation, Training, Public Access to Information

Government official and other local level actors, Activists, Policy Advocates, Private Sector, Research/Scientists, University Students, Everyone, School Students, University Students


The main purpose of this event would be to share knowledge, experiences, best practices, and lessons learned to a global and local audience to contribute to integration of elements of ACE into the draft youth strategy on climate change.
Additionally, an information note will be published based on the key points of discussion, as well as knowledge products such as posters and social media material will be developed highlighting the key points included in discussions, group work and highlighted by participants and speakers.
First round of validation and comments for the draft strategy for youth in climate action to be presented and enhanced, leading to validation process.


This workshop will consist of keynote speeches, a moderated plenary discussion, and break-out group discussions. Additional inputs from the participants will be gathered through interactive tools such as Mentimeter and Miro boards.The breakout groups will consist of a focused groups for youth which will result is sector specific inputs and solutions through youth engagement. Contributing speakers from leading national and international organisations will be featured to give expert presentations, share experience, and help lead the discussion.The Dialogue will bring together stakeholders to discuss challenges, opportunities, and potential synergies which relate to the 6 areas of focus under ACE, and also the youth engagement in climate policy processes such as NDCs, and NAPs, as well as climate action. This workshop will be open for both international and national participants bringing together experiences, expertise and insights from countries around the world. 

Suggested speakers 

Fleur Newman - Unit Lead - Gender | Youth | ACE at UNFCCC 

Vositha Wijenayake - Executive Director - SLYCAN Trust 

Ashan Karunananda - Co-coordinator - Global Youth Forum on Climate Change 

Chibeze Ezkiel - Strategic Youth Network for Development

Host Organization


Please find a breakdown of the work SLYCAN trust does under each category.

Climate Change Education- SLYCAN Trust Adaptation & Resilience Knowledge Hub ( SLYCAN Trust develops knowledge products under different thematic areas related to climate action with a special focus on and integration of youth engagement into the overall project activities. The thematic areas for climate action include agriculture, ecosystems and biodiversity, forestry, oceans and coastal and marine sectors. The focus on education extends to work related to law & policy, partnerships and stakeholder engagement,biodiversity & wildlife, sustainable consumption and production, social justice & governance, livelihood development, clean energy, water, gender, education, and climate finance. mitigation, loss and damage, adaptation and resilience building.. SLYCAN Trust also works on climate education and the integration of climate change into curricula and training courses, as well as education components into climate-related plans, policies, and processes such as the Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans.

Training- Climate change education through capacity building programmes in project planning webinars, workshops and panel discussions to build capacity among the public
Public Awareness: SLYCAN trust conducts awareness campaigns and awareness creation events both on- and offline, including social media campaigns, videos, posters, webinars, online workshops and panel discussions, thematic virtual summits (such as on Food Systems, Just Transition, and Climate Risk Management), the annual Global Youth Forum on Climate Change, Twitter chats, blog posts, and outreach through other platforms, networks, and partners.

Public Participation- SLYCAN Trust hosts events that are open for the public both globally and locally. Global Youth Forum is one such example which provides a platform for young climate activists, leaders, youth organizations, and stakeholders to speak on and discuss issues and the way forward for climate change action as well as ongoing national and international climate discussions. SLYCAN Trust also focuses on enhancing public participation in the decision making processes as well as climate action, including youth, vulnerable communities, and localizing of climate commitments and climate actions.

Public Access to Information
Access to information is a key component in climate action as well as climate resilience building. Data access as well as general information related to climate being limited or restricted forms issues in public participation in the decision making processes, as well as scaling up actions at local level. SLYCAN Trust’s work focuses on policy and legal front for advocating for access to information, sharing of information with multiple stakeholders leading to enhanced engagement of youth, women, vulnerable communities as well as overall public’s access to information related to climate action. This is a focus of the work of SLYCAN Trust especially in terms of NDCs and NAPs, as well as general policies and laws related to climate change, as well as projects related to climate action. Policy briefs developed as part of the Technical Examination Process on Adaptation (TEP-A), which in 2020 is focusing on the topic of Education and training, public participation and youth to enhance adaptation action. The brief was developed by SLYCAN Trust (GTE) Ltd. in its capacity as a volunteer expert organization contributing to the TEP-A in 2020.

International Cooperation- Integration of Climate Change Adaptation into National Education processes through workshops, webinars and panel discussions. A few examples of these include, Global Youth Forum on Climate Change, which had participants from over 70 countries and all continents and Partnerships with country-based and international organizations for joint work and capacity-building, for example in Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Tanzania, and Uganda.SLYCAN Trust also work together with APN as strategic partners for cross regional actions such as research and capacity building. Our engagement with the UNFCCC processes and engagements in platforms such as InsuResilience. PCCB and NWP are also a few international cooperation that could be spoken of.

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