The successful projects were chosen via an online vote out of a total of 47 entries. One winner was chosen from each of the four categories. Discover the winners and find out more about their projects!
Category one: Support for young Climate Pact Ambassadors
Climate Connect is a project that unites climate activists around the world, allowing them to collaborate, share ideas and take action. Networks of climate activists will first be established at university level through an online platform. These university networks will then connect to form country councils at a national level, which will then in turn create a climate youth parliament. Climate Connect will also organise an annual conference called the Climate Connect Summit.
Category two: Stepping up individual climate action
The Skyros Project combines environmental education and protecting the planet with the promotion of health and wellbeing. At the port on the island of Skyros, environmental educators hold summer lectures and environmental camps for children. They also inform tourists, provide student internships, and participate in global events. The Skyros Project aims to promote responsible environmental behaviour.
Category three: Stepping up youth involvement in climate policy
Youth 4 The Future is an advisory platform which unites people from different socio-economic backgrounds on climate and sustainability topics. It’s both a platform and an app that allows young people to interact and elect representatives to advise the European Commission. The project will work with national environment groups, EU-level bodies, regional and national governments and environmental NGOs. It aims to ensure that young people‘s voices are heard in EU climate and environmental decision-making processes.
Category four: Education for climate action
Climate Fresk is a workshop based on the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC[KA(1] [PC2] ), the scientists who advise the United Nations on issues connected to the climate. These reports highlight the causes and consequences of climate change. The project will train young people in NGOs, universities and schools so that when they eventually work in companies, they can take climate action and inform others. The project’s goal is to empower young people to take effective climate action through knowledge, which is then scaled-up through Climate Fresk workshops within different organisations.
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Find more information on all 47 projects that participated in the Youth Climate Pact Challenge.