We recognize that commitments alone cannot produce results. What is required for behavioral change is effective leadership toward our common goals. To equip youth with the necessary leadership skills, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) organized the Global Youth Climate Summit in March, facilitated by globally recognized leadership experts.
500 youth, aged between 13 and 24, participated in the Summit as delegates and submitted their climate initiative projects. 12 youth climate champions were competitively selected; each of whom received a full scholarship to attend a leadership course and a USD 1,000 award for their climate restoration projects.
We need to take urgent action to manage the risks of the climate crisis. And when I say we, I mean every one of us living on this planet.
Sir David King
Founder & Chair, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge
The thing that we all can do is make noise. It’s our future and we need to own it and make the change we want to see in the world.
Founder, Earth Uprising
I invite young people to join the climate restoration movement which focuses on the flourishing rather than just on the survival of humanity.
Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Foundation for Climate Restoration
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to address the climate crisis. Youth need to make noise in whatever way they can to be heard by their government and lawmakers.
Cafeteria Culture Youth Advocate
The global pledge has been created by young people who seek to recruit youth leaders from all continents, to join them in providing the leadership that the world needs.
Sir Christopher Ball
First Chancellor, University of Derby
If we want change then we need to take action. We need to plan, build necessary systems, and most importantly, the action has to be led by today’s youth.
President & Founder, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center