Press Release

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition

08 February 2021

Convened by the Government of Italy, the event will take place from 28 to 30 September and will provide an unprecedented opportunity for young delegates to put forward ideas and concrete proposals on some of the most pressing issues on the climate agenda. The first two days will be dedicated to working groups, while the last day will feature a discussion between young delegates and the Ministers attending pre-COP 26

Interested young people can either: 

Submit an application by 28 February, detailing the ways they are working with and leading other young people to advance climate action. Please direct any questions to More information is available here:

A full Trello board for the application launch (including social media assets and sample messaging) is available here:

Enter the #SumItUp Competition, by submitting a creative sum-up of their favorite #Youth4ClimateLive episode before the 31 March deadline.

The application and the competition provide young people two opportunities to be part of this historic event, whether they are experienced climate activists or just starting their climate advocacy journey. 

Experienced young climate leaders are encouraged to submit their application for a chance to be one of two young people representing their country in Milan. Youth with creative communication skills and digital storytelling experience are invited to enter the #SumItUp Competition, where one winner will be chosen to travel to Milan and participate in the Youth4Climate event. 

To be eligible to attend, applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 29 and, if selected, all applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied to the event by a chaperone.



Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition


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