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Regional Youth Parliament on Climate Action (RYPCA)

What is the Regional Youth Parliament on Climate Action (RYPCA)?


The Regional Youth Parliament on Climate Action (RYPCA) will:


  • Empower young people in the Asia-Pacific region to meaningfully engage in climate governance.

  • Provide a platform for young leaders to influence national and regional climate policies by participating, lobbing, and advising in political processes.

  • Enhance youth roles in formulating and implementing climate strategies and fosters peer-to-peer exchanges and capacity building.

What to expect?

For an initial duration of 12-18 months, 15 youths between the ages of 18-35 will:

  • Influence decision-making processes and address their underrepresentation in climate policies such as NAPs and NDCs.

  • Participate in peer-to-peer learning, networking, and collaboration opportunities.

  • Be equipped with the skills needed for climate negotiations.

Who can apply?


  • Members of diverse governmental and legislative bodies with a proven track record in climate legislation are invited to apply.

  • The RYPCA seeks gender and geographical balance, with applicants from North East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific.

  • Applications from marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous youth, persons with disabilities, and vulnerable communities, are encouraged.

Why join us?


Members of the RYPCA will:


  • Develop and implement country-specific strategies for youth engagement in climate decision-making.

  • Collaborate with senior officials to strengthen climate policies, support and expand the impact of climate activities and events.

  • Compile and share the best practices in climate governance across the Asia-Pacific region.

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