The Power of Youth and Civil Society

The inclusion, support and empowerment of women, civil society, youth, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and the most vulnerable and marginalized communities is a fundamental aspect for a just and effective global strategy to address the climate crisis and the other interrelated challenges, from poverty eradication and food security, to social and racial justice, and gender equality.

The global climate movement has been instrumental to enable and enhance both government and non-state actors’ climate ambition and action. Climate activists have forced leaders to acknowledge the gravity of the climate crisis, providing a base and a voice for political leadership and climate legislation. Additionally, these actors play a crucial role in driving ambition to achieve system transformation towards a 1.5C climate resilient world and to ensure accountability among non state actors.

These events have demonstrated the power of the climate movement in reframing climate ambition and driving systems change; a lesson that is not lost on us, and shouldn’t be by anyone.

The Climate Champions team is committed to a multi-stakeholder approach in all our activities. We provide space for youth and civil society consultations, partnerships and participation in all its work streams and campaigns and aim to constantly work to embrace and stimulate diversity and inclusiveness. The Climate Champions team is committed to ensure meaningful participation of youth, women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities and civil society, in particular from the Global South in their activities.

To learn more about the work of the Climate Champions team with these constituencies, please reach out to:

Lina Dabbagh, CSO Engagement lead (linadabbagh@climatechampions.team)

Shivi Dwivedi, Youth Engagement Lead (shividwivedi@climatechampions.team)

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How to Take Action

Count Us In sets out 16 practical steps each of us can take to protect what we love from climate change before it is too late. These steps, derived from experts at the UN Environment Programme, help each of us play our part. Count Us In’s mission over the next decade is to mobilize 1 billion people to take steps that when aggregated, will make a significant impact in reducing carbon pollution and challenge leaders to act boldly to deliver global systems change.

Giki Zero is your step by step guide to a lighter footprint on the planet. Giki combines a science-based carbon footprint calculator (that’s fun and easy to use!), with over 100 steps so you can find the right choices for your lifestyle and budget. Use it to understand, track and reduce your carbon footprint with personalised steps to plan out your own personal Race to Zero. Team up with others so you can work together to live more sustainably.