Youth Climate Summit

Date: 29 August 2019


The United Nations is holding the first-ever Youth Climate Summit, opening with a dialogue between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. On Saturday 21 September, we will join the call to speak up for our planet! Let’s mobilise young people from YMCAs around the world to gather at their local YMCA to watch the Youth Climate Summit, engage in a meaningful dialogue, and to commit to take climate action NOW!

The purpose of this global event is to create a pathway for young people around the world to participate virtually in the first-ever Youth Climate Summit and most importantly to be inspired to “Do”something for climate action in their own communities. This historic event will allow young people to raise their voices for climate action through the global YMCA Movement, reaching 58 million in 120 countries, and beyond to global leaders and policy makers.

Get involved!

Host a party – register your Watch and Do Party (please use the form below) and gather a group of young people together on Saturday 21 September – join our global event! Anyone can host a party!

Watch – the UN Youth Climate Summit, streamed online from 10:00 am EST, feel free to choose the start and end time that works best for your YMCA

Discuss – hold a group discussion on how Climate Change is impacting our planet and your community, and determine how you can develop local solutions for Climate Action

Take action – share your proposed solutions on the UN Youth Climate Summit website (Take Action section)

Share – join the global YMCA Movement by posting tweets, photos and videos of your event using #YMCA4Environment and Youth #ClimateAction Summit on social media

Any questions?

How to organise your party? Download our event guidelines

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Register your YMCA + UN Youth Climate Summit Watch and Do Party
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