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Youth Climate Leaders (YCL) is an organization that offers solutions to help young people tackle two main challenges of this century: the climate crisis and structural unemployment. Although young people make up the majority of the global population, they continue to encounter barriers to job opportunities and economic security, while dealing with an uncertain future due to the climate crisis.

To reverse this scenario, we aim to empower 1 million young people to lead climate projects as part of a global network. We believe that it is possible to propagate professional opportunities for young people through education and bridging gaps with organizations that already operate in this sector. We also offer access to a global network and opportunities in organizations and projects engaged in the transition to a more just and carbon neutral society.


Fostering the energy transition is a unique opportunity to also generate millions of decent jobs for young people worldwide. YCL is thus thrilled to be part of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, and we will work to ensure that the advancements on renewable energy are also combined with social inclusion and the pursuit of better lives. From our side, we can provide learning opportunities to facilitate the inclusion of young people in these emerging climate careers.

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  • Brazil and Portugal, in addition to having trained young people in more than 20 other countries.