Why We Need to Act Fast

This is our planet, our home, where life continues day and night, summer and winter, all throughout. But the earth is suffering. Our home is falling weak. 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. Climate scientists 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. So, are we ready to fight first and try to save our home, our planet?

Let’s Join Together to Make a Difference

The Global Youth Climate Commitment, co-created by young people for young people, commits to the actions necessary to avert global climate catastrophe. It is one single commitment that is relevant for youth from both developing and developed countries. Though it is a global commitment, we have launched it from Dhaka, as Bangladesh is not only one of the countries worst affected by climate change, but also it is at the forefront of the fight against it. We hope to get 100,000 youth from around the world to sign the commitment between April and October 2021. Become a part of an inclusive commitment to save the climate for our planet. Our collective pledges can halt drastic effects from taking place in the upcoming future. Together, we can bring forward an inspiring change for generations to come.

OUR GOAL

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100000

Commitments
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6

Continents
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7

Months

GLOBAL YOUTH CLIMATE COMMITMENT

I pledge to do what I can to

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Adopt clean energy and low carbon transportation
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Explore a more plant-based diet
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Consider having a smaller family
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Urge my community and government to prioritize the wellbeing of both ecosystems and human beings
Month

June
Year

2021
Total Number

4104

Youth Climate Champions

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.

Ashraful Islam Rokon

Bangladesh

Beatrice Phiri

Guinea

Fahim Hossain

Bangladesh

Fares Shmayssani

Lebanon

Florah Kendi Juma

Kenya

Imtiaz Ali

Pakistan

Jimcale A Faarah

Rwanda

Lamia Tasnim

Bangladesh

Lisa Rizka Amelia

Indonesia

SA Rifat Osman

Bangladesh

Sanchit Jain

India

Ninive Mendez

Paraguay

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.

Alessandrio Villesanior
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.

Peter Fiekowsky 
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.

Rebeca Sabnam
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.

Ejaj Ahmad 
President & Founder, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center