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International Youth Day climate action events

This year, ICS marked International Youth Day (IYD) with a series of online climate action events, mobilising and empowering young people to take climate action.

Designed and led by ten young people on the UK National Youth Engagement Network’s Core Committee, we're bringing together young people, from all over the world, to:

  • explore climate issues in different countries,
  • develop skills in campaigning and running your own climate action project,
  • expand your networks of like-minded young people, climate activists and organisations,
  • challenge the problem by pledging to take climate action!

We want to continue to empower young people to take climate action and to mark the start of the youth events for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), we are running a two-day online climate hackathon. The UK is the host for COP26 this year, but all events have been postponed until next year, due to COVID-19.

Online climate hackathon (UK-based volunteers only)

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020, 10am -12.30pm BST
Held online, via the meeting platform Zoom.

Join our two-day online climate workshop, where we will collectively come up with innovative ideas, then turn them into direct actions to transform our UK society and ICS towards a more climate resilient future.

Come together with up to 50 other young people, ICS staff and climate professionals to use your unique skills, knowledge, and voice as a young person, to identify the issue and come up with achievable solutions.

Plus, an exciting opportunity: as all of our events are designed with young people, for young people, by young people, we need your help to decide on the focus for the hackathon. Join an informal, youth-led design workshop ahead of the event - more details to follow.

Our events are always very popular and places are limited, so sign up now!

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Sorry, the hackathon is only open to UK residents.    
These are inclusive events and we recognise the strength and value of diversity. Are there any adjustments we can make to ensure your full participation.
If you would rather speak to a member of staff in person, please email the ICS Inclusion Lead, with your contacts details.

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ICS is funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which projects the UK as a force for good in the world, including reducing poverty and tackling global challenges.

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