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Young people all over the world

During the Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference on January 22, 2021 in Groningen, young people from all over the world will have the opportunity to come together (online) and work on their contributions to the Climate Adaptation Summit. This world summit will take place on January 25, 2021. During this event, world leaders will come together to discuss climate adaptation, make agreements and turn to action. Youth will be given the opportunity to provide a text or call to action, which can be adopted by the Summit as a joint declaration.

Three themes

The youth summit will be organized on behalf of the Municipality of Groningen, the Province of Groningen and the Global Center on Adaptation. During the event, we’ll bring youth from all corners of the globe together online to talk about climate adaptation. These talks will be focused on three themes:

Connect – Young people who are interested in or working with climate adaptation should be connected throughout the world.

Exchange – we need to raise awareness on climate change and exchange knowledge, experiences and skills that young people have on the topic.

Message – it is important that these young people and their knowledge and experience are brought together in a joint message that can be shared during the Summit. This way youth from all over the world can be mobilized and inspired for local interventions.

All of this takes place in the city of Groningen, where we’ll bring young people from the region and the rest of the world together, physically and online.

Take action

In the run-up to the week in January, young people are already working on a Global Call to Action and a Regional Action Agenda. On January 22, the finishing touches will be made and the contributions of the young people will be taken over in a joint statement to world leaders. Youth for Climate Adaptation is organized by young people, for young people.

The program

The program on January 22, 2021 will consists of inspirational talks, workshops, networking spaces, discussions and an intergenerational panel. The language of instruction will be English.

The program is to be further announced, but it will be really special. As soon as we know more, you will find all updates here. Want to receive updates in your inbox? Register now for our newsletter.

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