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Greetings from the Youth4Climate team :wave:

As we close the chapter on a remarkable year, we’re delighted to present the December edition of our Youth4Climate Voices Newsletter. This Special Holiday Season issue is infused with the spirit of hope, accomplishment, and the impactful strides we’ve taken as a united force for climate action :star2: :evergreen_tree:

In the spotlight this month is the monumental COP28 held in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, where young people’s voices resonated louder than ever! Had a hard time keeping up with everything that happened? Do not worry, as this issue breaks down all the main highlights for you.

But that’s not all!

Discover a comprehensive recap of our Sparking Solutions Event in our freshly released Event Report, and brace yourself for not one but two major announcements! Read on to uncover the exciting details :eyes:

Thank you for being a crucial part of the Youth4Climate movement. We wish you all lots joy, peace, and warmth for this holiday season and may the coming year be filled with renewed energy and even greater achievements :green_heart::sparkles:

See you next year!

The Youth4Climate team

:globe_with_meridians:****Dive Deeper into COP28 Highlights!

Our young author, Saher has penned down a captivating post on our Y4C platform, unveiling the highlights from COP28. Her reflections shine light on the youth-led events and activities that happened during COP28, including highlights from Youth4Climate’s participation at COP28 :blue_heart::green_heart: .

Among others, the post references UNDP’s “On Equal Terms” Checklist . A collaborative effort with 335 youth from 78 countries, this much-needed publication provides a checklist of steps for youth-inclusive policymaking ahead of the 2025 Nationally Determined Contributions.

Read the full post here :point_down:

Elizabeth Gulugulu, Y4C’s author, was present at COP28 in Dubai.

She shared an article with us that delves into the inter-nation negotiations concerning the transition away from fossil fuels following the Global Stocktake on Climate discussions. Her article also highlights the first ever Youth Stocktake Report, presenting exemplary youth engagement from various countries, along with commitments to a Loss and Damage Fund.

Click at the button below and read the full article!!

Read Saher’s Post Here!

Read Elizabeth’s Blog Article Here!

:star_struck: Incoming: Call for Solutions 2024

Are you prepared to transform your innovative climate solutions into reality?

Whether you missed our first call for solutions earlier this year or applied without success in receiving the funds, the upcoming second call awaits your participation. Get set to engage by enrolling in our Expression of Interest on the Youth4Climate platform. You will receive an email notification once the call for solutions is launched :love_letter:


Among the 1,143 proposals submitted across 4 thematic areas, (Climate Education, Energy, Food & Agriculture and Urban Sustainability), 100 projects were shortlisted.

In collaboration with our partners, participants were provided with technical support through various workshops and one-to-one online sessions with experts during the application and screening phase of the call.

:money_with_wings:50 projects received awards of up to $20,000 each to implement their initiatives :clap::clap:

Your climate solution project could be next in line for recognition next year. :green_heart::dizzy:. Prepare your materials and start crafting your ideas. The next call for solutions will be launched soon.

Expression of Interest

:movie_camera: The Youth4Climate Documentary is OUT!

Join us as we showcase the incredible resilience of young leaders confronting the climate crisis head-on. From raising awareness to driving tangible solutions, witness first hand how the youth are flipping the script and becoming catalysts for change.

This documentary captures the spirit of a generation refusing to be bystanders, choosing instead to take matters into their own hands and to make the future possible. Thank you to all the Youth4Climate community for making this documentary happen and lots of gratitude to the director, Nicola Campiotti and his team for their tireless work.

Explore a visual journey through remarkable climate initiatives in 2023, ranging from fostering peace and stability through climate security in the Sahel to advancing climate information in Moldova and building resilience against drought in Somalia. Witness the determination and fortitude of diverse communities and individuals worldwide as we look in to eight impactful pictures by UNDP CLIMATE

:bell: New Blog Post Alert

Youth leading the charge for Climate Justice!

By Saher Rashid

Climate Justice was one of the key issues spotlighted at COP28 and one of the main demands and asks by youth groups present at the conference. In the article below, Youth4Climate author Saher Rashid showcases how through advocacy, education and litigation, young people are leading the charge for climate justice world wide​:earth_americas::balance_scale:

Read article

7 Tips for Sustainable Holiday Season :wink:

:bookmark_tabs:Y4C Sparking Solutions End of Event Report

In case you weren’t able to attend this year’s Youth4Climate: Sparking Solutions flagship event or want to relive some of the key moments have a look at this End of Event Report for a full a recap of the main sessions, spotlights of the winning projects and a detailed description of this year’s Call For Solutions Challenge!

:speech_balloon:****What’s Trending on Youth4Climate Platform ?

Najet Ben Mabrouk :tunisia: shared an update with the community on the Youth Policy Network Program and its capacity building objectives for youth engaged in civil society, politics and journalism.

Taslima Akter 🇵🇧🇩 inspires us all through her demonstration of educating school children about climate change and its impacts. Thank you for sharing Taslima

Join the Conversation on Y4C Platform

:briefcase: Opportunities shared on Y4C Platform

Call for Expression of Interest: Food Systems Youth Leadership Program by UN Food Systems Coordination Hub.
Apply before January 15, 2024

MAKERS ASYLUM is calling for action to register to the SDG School 2024. Here is their official website.

2024 Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador Program is open for Application. If you are a young leader with a passion for climate solutions, check out our post and apply before December 31st, 2023

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A big Thank You goes out to all the members and partners of the Youth4Climate Platform. Your enthusiastic involvement and willingness to share your endeavors and perspectives in climate action are highly valued and leave a remarkable impact!!
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