Youth Climate Changemakers

Young people are valuable contributors to climate action. They are agents of change, entrepreneurs and innovators. Whether through education, science or technology, young people are scaling up their efforts and using their skills to accelerate climate action.

Youth Climate Changemakers believe in

Partnerships for the Global Goals

Meaningful youth enagement through a partnership between youth-led organizations, local and national governments, and civil society.


Youth and youth-led organizations have the ability to effect change many times the resources invested in them.

Capacity Building for Climate Action

New strategies must be undertaken, and youth will need to have their skills upgraded and new skills learned

Youth Climate Changemakers at COP27

Climate Changemaker Leah Namugerwa Speaking at the Opening of COP27

COP27 has been nicknamed “The African COP”. If COP27 is to truly deliver, we must be ready to  face some truth. Some truth is that we have faced decades of inaction from world leaders.

More news and stories about Youth Climate Chanemakers

Keeping Kibera Safe from COVID-19 – The Story of Kibra Green

Kibra Green is a long time partner of UN-Habitat, helping to clean up the Kibera slum and find employment for young people. Kibra Green is a partner in the COVID-19 Emergency Response happening in the informal settlements globally. Please give a listen to Alfredo, one of the co-founders of Kibera Green, as he explains how

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We All Need To Become Small, Green Devils – Sport Devils

Presentation at the World Urban Forum Children and Youth Roundtable Generation 2030: Youth Leadership for a Better World – Innovative Youth Leadership Strategies in the face of Social and Climate Crises I am here to speak on the role of the global sports movement and the potential of its billions of young people all over the

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Residents, Diplomats And UN-Habitat Staff Join Hands To Clean Up Nairobi

UN-Habitat Executive Director Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif taking part in the Nairobi monthly clean up exercise in Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya 2018 © Julius Mwelu /UN-Habitat NAIROBI, 3 December 2018 –  A large crowd of residents from one of Kenya’s biggest slums, Mathare, joined UN-Habitat staff members and diplomats for the Nairobi County Government’s

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Kenya’s President And UN-Habitat Join Nairobi Residents In Monthly Clean-up

Nairobi 8 October 2018 – Following the launch of UN-Habitat’s new campaign to reduce the amount of global waste, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya joined Nairobi’s Governor Mr. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the Executive Director of UN-Environment Mr. Erik Solheim and UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Mr. Victor Kisob to clean up the mounds of rubbish at

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