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YECAP is a safe and inclusive space for youth to meaningfully engage in climate action


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The "Climate Concern to Climate Action: The Role of Young Social Entrepreneurs" report by Youth Co:Lab, co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation is out now!

The research provides an overview on the nexus between young social entrepreneurs and climate action and explores the views of young social entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region on climate change, its impact, how they are engaged in providing climate solutions despite challenges, and the support they need to advance climate action.

Events and Important Days

  • Side Event at SDG Pavilion, COP27 - Transforming Awareness to Action: The Role of Asia-Pacific’s Youth in Climate Action
    10 Nov, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GMT+2
    Online Event
    During COP27, UNDP, Youth Co:Lab and YECAP are hosting a side event at SDG Pavillion, "Transforming Awareness to Action: The Role of Asia-Pacific’s Youth in Climate Action".
  • Young People’s Participation in Practice: New tools for promoting Adolescent & Youth Participation in Asia Pacific
    10 Nov, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm GMT+7
    This regional webinar will showcase new tools and approaches to promoting adolescent and youth participation in local governance.
  • COP 27
    Sun, 06 Nov
    06 Nov, 9:00 am – 18 Nov, 5:00 pm
    The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP27, will be the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference, to be held from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
  • Road to COP27: Asia-Pacific Youth Briefing
    Wed, 26 Oct
    26 Oct, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm GMT+7
    As part of the Road to COP27 activities, YECAP, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFCCC and partners are hosting a virtual Asia-Pacific Youth Briefing session to share specific avenues where youth from Asia and the Pacific can meaningfully engage at COP27.
  • Youth4Climate Powering Action
    Tue, 20 Sept
    New York
    20 Sept, 9:00 am
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    With activist- and expert-led discussions, inspiring speakers, and networking opportunities
  • GYBN Biocultural Festival
    Sat, 10 Sept
    Online Festival
    10 Sept, 6:00 pm GMT+7
    Online Festival
    The first day of GYBN Biocultural Festival is coming up on 10 September, with the theme of Nature: Biodiversity, Landscape, and Seascape. Join to receive a certificate of participation.
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (IDWIP)
    09 Aug, 10:00 am
    The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (IDWIP 2022) is observed on 9 August to show solidarity by working to end the inequalities of indigenous peoples worldwide, to recognize their challenges, and to celebrate their knowledge and wisdom.
  • Youth Co:Lab Summit 2022
    Wed, 06 Jul
    Virtual Summit
    06 Jul, 9:30 am – 07 Jul, 4:00 pm
    Virtual Summit
    The Youth Co:Lab Summit 2022 in Singapore, co-organized by UNDP and Citi Founda- tion in partnership with National Youth Council Singapore, will serve as a key milestone for the regional youth empowerment agenda by positioning young people and their in- novative ideas, front and centre.
  • 2022 UN Ocean Conference
    Mon, 27 Jun
    27 Jun, 9:00 am – 01 Jul, 5:00 pm
    The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address the many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and more.
  • World Environment Day 2022
    Sun, 05 Jun
    International Day
    05 Jun, 12:00 am
    International Day
    World Environment Day on 5 June is the biggest international day for the environment, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1973.
  • Stockholm+50 Main Conference
    Thu, 02 Jun
    Online Event
    02 Jun, 9:00 am – 03 Jun, 5:00 pm
    Online Event
    “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” (Stockholm+50) will take place five decades after the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
  • Stockholm+Youth Assembly
    Wed, 01 Jun
    Online Event
    01 Jun, 9:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Online Event
    Young people from all across the world will convene at Stockholm University and online and we have an agenda packed for you with sessions, round-tables, well-being sessions and policy preparation sessions for Stockholm+50!
  • Asia Regional Dialogue on Climate Justice for Children, Youth, and Future Generations
    28 May, 1:00 pm – 30 May, 5:15 pm
    Online Regional Dialogue
    Co-convened by UNEP, OHCHR, UNICEF and UNDP along with the CSOs, the Asia Regional Dialogue on Climate Justice for Children, Youth, and Future Generations will be held on May 28-30 as part of the lead up to Stockholm+50.
  • Launch of UNDP'S New Guidance Note - Aiming Higher: Elevating Meaningful Youth Engagement for Climate Action
    12 May, 9:00 am – 10:30 am GMT-4
    Building on UNDP’s work with young people and drawing off extensive consultations and interviews conducted on youth participation, this webinar aims to officially launch UNDP’s new Guidance note, titled Aiming Higher: Elevating Meaningful Youth Engagement for Climate Action.
  • Road to Stockholm+50: Brown Bag Session on Investing in Our Planet
    11 May, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMT+7
    Online Event
    As part of Earth Day 2022, the "Road to Stockholm+50: Brown Bag Session on Investing in Our Planet" is convened by the Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) in collaboration with EARTHDAY.ORG and organized by the YECAP Fellows.
  • The Road to Stockholm+50: Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action
    06 Apr, 9:00 am – 07 Apr, 5:00 pm
    Online Event
    This year, the Road to Stockholm+50: Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment in Climate Action will serve as one of the key activities in the lead up to Stockholm+50 conference in June 2022.
  • Climate Action Week
    Wed, 16 Mar
    16 Mar, 9:00 am – 20 Mar, 5:00 pm
    YECAP Climate Action Week is a virtual youth-led programme organized by YECAP Fellows. Starting from 16 March 2022, the event consists of peer-to-peer sharing, capacity-building sessions, throwing light on Stockholm+50, COP 27 and other key opportunities for youth across Asia and the Pacific.
  • Unconference #2
    Mon, 28 Feb
    28 Feb, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMT+7
Photo credit: Dinh-Long Pham

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