The Delegation of the European Union to India with GIZ, CEEW and TERI launched the first edition of Youth Climate Conclave in 2019. The Youth Climate Conclave is envisaged as a competitive and educative mode of action, wherein youth from across the country are invited to join hands to address issues of climate change. The programme is organised under the Strategic Partnership for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) project, for which the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) is the nodal ministry. Prior to the conclave, a series of activities like photography, blogging and short video competitions for passionate environmentalists were organized.
The Youth Climate Conclave (YCC) second edition was concluded on 1st October 2021. During the second edition, the inaugural session was held in the presence of HE Mr Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India (via video message); HE Mr Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India; HE Mr Alexander Ellis, British High Commissioner to India; HE Mr Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union to India and Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI.
The three-day programme which was scheduled from 29th September to 1st October 2021 included panel discussions on topics, “Do we listen to Science?”, “We are the World” and “India acts”. The Conclave also included presentations on the Eco-clubs Program of the MoEFCC from six different states. Screening of winning short videos and video messages from business leaders and climate personalities were also part of the conclave. As an outcome of the programme, a Youth Pledge was drafted in a participatory manner by the youth participants. The third day included a debate session among the youth participants and a final presentation of the ‘Youth Pledge’ was also part of the deliberations.
The links for the session’s recordings are available on TERI’s YouTube channel:
Youth Climate Conclave 2021 (Day 1) - https://youtu.be/IaEew0KkzEg
Youth Climate Conclave 2021 (Day 2) - https://youtu.be/Q2-4IjmeRks
Youth Climate Conclave 2021 (Day 3) - https://youtu.be/B14dAM7QO0w
The youth pledge was presented on 7th October 2021 at the Adaptation Futures 2020. Click here- https://wsds.teriin.org/2021/assets/pdf/YCC_Youth_Pledge.pdf (to be hyperlinked) to view the Pledge.
To know the winners of YCC Second Edition, click here
To know more about the YCC Third Edition Competitions, click here
To view report, click here