WHAT IS A SOLUTION?

A Solution Team is a group of young leaders working together, to develop and present a solution as part of the Youth-Led Solutions process.

Solutions can be new (innovate, incubate, experiment, test) or existing (expand, adapt, evolve, scale). Innovation is encouraged.

WHO

Age 15 to 35 years old, a minimum of six people regardless of geographical boundaries, with experience, or interest, in climate action, environment, conservation, green jobs, or related topic

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WHAT

Grow and learn about the climate crisis and your regional context, explore potential solutions and develop skills to create and implement a climate action
project in a solution team with other young people.

why

  • Compete for seed funding to help turn your solution into a reality

  • Grow your understanding of the climate crisis

  • Make an impact and create change in your local community

  • Connect with peers around the world and receive support from a leadership coach to help your solution team develop your project

  • Access to industry experts, panellists and speakers

Cold Mountians

1

Interested? Great! 

 

Decide if you want to join as an individual, or put together your own Solution Team. If joining as an individual, you will be matched into a team.

2

Connect with your YMCA Area Alliance to put yourself, or your team forward. Not sure where to go? info@ymcayouthsolutions.org

3

If accepted, you will enter into an induction process, with access to regional resources, Solution Team Coach. You may also be eligible for initial seed funding at this stage.

4

The Summit launch. Two inaugural events to connect Solution teams around the world on October 19 + 23. Information about further seed funding rounds will be made available.

17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD

 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

 

Learn more about all 17 SDGs.

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Goal 13 calls for urgent action to address the climate emergency and its impacts. It is linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Learn more about Goal 13.

YOUNG PEOPLE

MAKE IT HAPPEN 

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