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October 20-22, 2022 

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As the frequency and intensity of climate change events in countries around the world increases, it is today’s youth who will face the worst effects. The UNEP projects that by 2050 the human population will reach 9.6 billion and require three planets’ worth of resources to survive. Experts fear that many of the species of animals and plants we share the planet with will become extinct by the end of the century. To avert this crisis and to ensure the flourishing and survival of humanity, we must act now.

The Global Youth Climate Summit 2022 will bring together changemakers from diverse backgrounds, build their leadership skills, and empower them to lead the fight against climate change.

We will select 650 youth, aged between 15 and 24, to participate in the Summit. 500 youth will attend the program virtually and 150 youth will attend the program in person in Khulna, one of Bangladesh’s most climate vulnerable cities. 10 youth champions, representing climate vulnerable countries, will be competitively selected from the delegates.

Speakers

Dean Williams

Advisor, Center for Asia Leadership

Sir Christopher Ball 

Former Warden of Keble College, Oxford University; First Chancellor, University of Derby; Director of Learning, The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce

Peter Fiekowsky

Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Foundation for Climate Restoration

Sir David King

Founder, Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge University

Dr. Gowher Rizvi

International Affairs Advisor to the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh 

Emmanuel Ntale

Climate Action and Environment Unit at URCS

Dr. Sebastian Groh

Managing Director, ME SOLshare Ltd.

Yasir Azman

 CEO, Grameenphone 

Robert Chatterton Dickson

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Sohanur Rahman

Executive Coordinator, YouthNet for Climate Justice

Shakila Islam

 Chief Coordinator, YouthNet for Climate Justice 

Mais Irqsusi

 Executive Director, Leading Change Network 

Akhter Matin Chaudhury

Chairperson, Governing Board of BYLC

Ashley Meeky

Ashley Meeky

Youth Ambassador Board Member, Foundation for Climate Restoration

Dr. Saleemul Huq

Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

Beatrice Phiri

Youth Climate Champion 2021 

Lisa Rizka Amelia

Youth Climate Champion 2021

Asif Saleh

Executive Director, BRAC

Princess Marinay

Climate Change Communicator, Solution 17 Global

Ashley Meeky

Victoria Solano

Member of National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), Jane Goodall Institute

Tahmina Akter Supti

Founder, Project Fortune

Sakshi M Krishna

Founder, My Earth

Shelley Addison-Bell

Senior Consultant - Communications and Engagement, RPS

Anna-Lena Henke

Business Analyst, Searious Business

Felicitas Pellengahr

PhD candidate, Maastricht University

Grace Pyone Mya Moe Lwin

Youth Economic Empowerment Specialist, FHI360, Myanmar 

Yifan Powers

Project Manager, PxD  

Dr. Md. Nadiruzzaman

Assistant Professor of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University

Azeez Tobi Abubakar

Sustainability Project Manager and Consultant, Global Shaper

Chibugo Okafor

CEO and Founder, Kendake Honey

Shreesha Nankhwa

SBCC Officer, USAID Clean Air 

Joanita Babirye

Co-founder, Girls for Climate Action, Lead, Climate Justice Action Coalition, Generation Equality Forum

Sriranjini Raman

Fridays for India

Samira Khan

Director of Global Public Affairs at Microsoft

Mariana Wongtschowski

Director Caring for the Earth, at Porticus

Kristian Hall

Vice President of Climate and Environment at Telenor Group

Shakila Sattar

Founder of Busy Bee & The Earth

Mohammed Salman Rahman

Partner at Inspira Advisory & Consulting Limited

Ankit Mittal

Co-Founder and CEO at Sheru 

Clover Hogan

Founder and CEO, Force for Nature

Helen Picot

Programme Officer, Climate Change at Oak Foundation

Presthaya Fixter

Senior Communications Advisor, Porticus

Moderators

Ejaj Ahmad

CEO, GYLC  

Neal Walker

Chairperson, GYLC

Leneka Rhoden

Coordinator, Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN)

Kate Fehlenberg

Technical Advisor, Environment and Climate Change, FHI 360

Sandra Kwak 

Founder & CEO, 10Power

Maheen Khan

Lecturer, Maastricht University

Karina Weinstein

Program Strategy and Innovation Director, FXB USA  

Agenda

(virtual Summit)

Thursday, October 20

● Opening plenary: No time to waste
● Fireside chat: managing wellbeing of both ecosystems and human beings
● Panel: Intergenerational collaboration for climate action 

Friday, October 21

● Fireside chat: Climate restoration
● Panel 1: Modernizing farming
● Panel 2: Plasticonomy
● Panel 3: Youth in locally led adaption
● Panel 4: The future of energy
● Panel 5: Sustainable consumption
● Panel 6: Role of philanthropy in climate action restoration in global frontline communities 

Saturday, October 22

● Masterclass I: Leadership
● Masterclass II: Organizing
● Workshop: Leadership with community organizing
● Workshop: Leadership with project management
● Closing plenary: Reaffirming our commitment to climate action 

Agenda

(in-Person Summit)

Thursday, October 20

● Opening plenary: No time to waste
● Fireside chat: Managing wellbeing of both ecosystems and human beings
● Panel: Intergenerational collaboration for climate action  

Friday, October 21

● Field visit to the Sundarbans
● Mangrove plantations  

Saturday, October 22

● Masterclass I: Leadership
● Masterclass II: Organizing
● Workshop: Leadership with community organizing
● Workshop: Leadership with project management
● Closing plenary: Reaffirming our commitment to climate action 

Apply to become a Youth Climate Champion

● You recognize the need for climate action and are taking the first steps in raising awareness
● You serve as an example to other members in your community and can inspire a commitment to change while raising your own profile
● You have the opportunity to become a part of a global community of like-minded individuals committed to a greener future 
Benefits of becoming a delegate to the in-person Youth Climate Summit in Khulna, Bangladesh

● Learn from globally recognized experts about pressing issues on climate change
● Develop your leadership skills
● Network with like-minded peers from around the world
● Trip by vessel to the Sundarbans, one of the world’s largest mangrove forest, and participation in mangrove plantation
● Field visit to an eco-friendly village on the coastal belt
● Certificate of participation 

Benefits of becoming a delegate to the virtual Youth Climate Summit

● Learn from globally recognized experts about pressing issues on climate change
● Develop your leadership skills
● Network with like-minded peers from around the world
● Certificate of participation

Benefits of becoming a
youth champion

● USD 1,000 award for your project on climate change
● Press release mentioning your name
● Invitation to attend a three-day leadership course for climate change activists on full scholarship
● Make your community proud!

● There is no registration fee for participating in the virtual Summit

● The registration fee for attending the Summit in person in Khulna, Bangladesh is BDT 3,500 for Bangladeshi residents and USD 200 for international delegates

● All delegates who will attend the 3-day Summit in person will be provided with accommodation and food for the entire duration of the Summit as well as a conference kit

● Bangladeshi delegates will be responsible to arrange their own transportation to and from CSS Ava Center, the Summit venue in Khulna

● Transportation from Dhaka to Khulna will be provided free of cost for international delegates on the morning of October 20 and again from Khulna to Dhaka on the morning of October 23. Cost for any additional stay in Dhaka will have to be covered by the delegates 

Fees

FAQ

The Global Youth Climate Summit is a three-day virtual and in-person event which will take place on October 20-22, 2022. The Summit aims to mobilize youth, build their leadership skills, and empower them to lead the fight against climate change. It will bring together 650 youth, aged between 15 and 24, and engage them in an inter-generational dialogue with leading experts in the field of climate change. 

The Summit is open to anyone aged between 15 and 24 from anywhere in the world. We are looking for young people who are passionate about tackling climate change.  

The virtual Summit will take place online from October 20 to 22. All registered participants will receive an email containing URLs to join the virtual event. In parallel to the virtual Summit, the offline Summit will be held at the CSS Ava Center in Khulna, Bangladesh.   

There is no cost to attend the virtual sessions of the Summit. However, participants who would like to attend the in-person Summit will have to pay a fee. The registration fee for attending the Summit in person is BDT 3,500 for Bangladeshi residents and USD 200 for international delegates.  

Both offline and online participants who will attend all the sessions will receive a certificate of participation from GYLC. 

Please look at the program agenda for details on the sessions and speakers.  

To apply for the prize, individuals aged between 15 to 24 are required to design a community project, to be implemented anywhere in the world within six months (November 2022-April 2023), which promotes the wellbeing of both ecosystems and human beings. Selected projects will each receive a funding of USD 1,000. 

Winning projects will be selected based on their creativity, implementation plan, and potential for impact. 

No, we will only accept individual submission. However, you may work individually or in a team to execute your idea. 

Please write your project idea within 500 words during submitting the application form. You should refer to our work plan template and budget guidelines for proposal submission.  

We aim to fund 10 projects across the globe. Final decisions on winning proposals are reserved by GYLC. Prize money will be disbursed to the winners of the Youth Climate Prize upon assurance that the project proposed will, in fact, be implemented within six months of receiving the fund.   

The deadline to submit proposals is September 25, 2022. 

The results will be announced on October 22 at the closing plenary of the Global Youth Climate Summit 2022.   

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