Virtual Summit

CLIMATE ACTION

12 - 23 October

In October 2020, young leaders from across the globe will come together in a virtual space to develop, create and highlight innovative solutions in response to UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.

Hosted by YMCA of San Francisco, in partnership with

 

PARTNERS

SUMMIT SUMMARY

Snowy Mountains

12 - 16 October: Regional Preparation

Week

  • Now, intensify discussions, planning and meetings among your Solution Team.
     

  • During the Preparation week you will be able to access pre-recorded content and materials from experts to build your knowledge and understanding.
     

  • There will also be opportunities to connect with other solution teams in your country and region (YMCA Area Alliance in your region will coordinate this).

Rocky Mountains

19-23 October: Global Solutions

Week

  • Attend the live opening event on Monday 19 October available in English, Spanish and French.
     

  • Continue to meet and brainstorm your solution with support from your region coordinators and your leadership coach as needed. There will be guidance for the meetings.
     

  • Utilise pre-recorded workshops and seminars to develop your skills.
     

  • Develop an action plan for your solution so your team can be eligible to compete for seed funding. More information will be shared on the deadline to turn in your solution proposal.
     

  • Compete for seed funding to implement your solution.
     

  • Attend a live launch event on Friday 23 October available in English, Spanish and French.
     

  • Implement your solution!

LAUNCHING YMCA'S YOUTH-LED SOLUTIONS WITH TWO INAUGURAL ONLINE EVENTS, IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND FRENCH.

OCTOBER 19

OCTOBER 23

4-6pm CEST

The October 19 Summit will formally launch proceedings, connecting young leaders from around the world who are working to address the climate crisis. 

Guest speakers, panel discussions and the opportunity to network on thematic climate issues will form the basis of the Summits programme.

On October 23, YMCA and partners will launch the Youth-Led Solutions initiative to the world, connecting young leaders, experts, activists, campaigners, and all those who want to work towards creating a sustainable planet.

Special guests, keynote speakers, solutions showcases, alongside shared forums for interaction, to advance the development of just and equitable communities, and the well-being of all people.

Fog and Nature

SUMMIT: IN DETAIL

Regional Preparation Week

Each Area Alliance will prepare their own preparation week. Stay tuned for additional details.

Mon 12 - Friday 16

  • Connect with your region’s solution teams

  • Begin to brainstorm your solutions

  • Access resources and e-learning content

  • Connect with leadership coach to support in solution development

  • Discuss the context of climate change in your region

Global Solutions Week

Mon 19

Live Summit Opening, a launch event broadcast open to all with an interest in climate action and addressing the climate emergency.

4-6pm CEST

Tues 20

Use the time between the two live events to connect with your own Solution Team and advance your plans using the framework provided.

Weds 21

Connect with solution teams and peers from around the world.

Thurs 22

Use the time between the two live events to connect with your own Solution Team and advance your plans using the framework provided.

Fri 23

Live Summit Launch, a springboard for the future. A broadcast event with activists, young leaders, solution leaders and environmental experts from around the world.

4-6pm CEST

Solution Teams submit proposals for seed funding

The primary focus of the inaugral Youth-Led Solutions Summit is SDG 13: Climate Action.

The summit will also explore the intersectionality SDG 13 and other SDGs.

Hand Feeding Elephant

Priority access

Want priority access to register for the open-access Youth-Led Solutions Summit launch events on 19 and 23 October?

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