Official Statements

CCAC Youth Engagement Strategy

CCAC Youth Strategy

At 1.3 billion, today’s population of young people is the largest the planet has ever seen. Engaging youth in climate action as positive agents of change can lead to long-term behavioral changes, build a sense of responsibility, and a commitment to reducing short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions across a large demographic.

In its efforts to engage youths on climate and air pollution issues, the CCAC Board approved the CCAC Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) on May 31, 2023. The strategy will:

  • Engage youth in the CCAC through participation in events to provide opportunities for exchange, increase awareness about SLCPs, and create new partnerships
  • Educate and empower youth to take concrete action on SLCPs by supporting young researchers and creating SLCP resources for youth
  • Amplify youth voices and engagement within CCAC activities and CCAC-funded projects