Young people are important change agents and need to be engaged in climate action as a special group of so called non-state actors. To be able to help the world to implement the Paris Agreement and to achieve the Sustainable development goals of Agenda2030, young people need concrete engagement opportunities, they need intellectual and financial resources/incentives and they need access to information and communication technology tools which connect local action with global goals and incentives.
The multistakeholder partnership GloCha is spearheading global large scale resource mobilization for the creation of the institutional and technological infrastructure for youth empowerment for climate action with its initiative #GiveYouthAChance Call for Resource for Youth Climate Action (campaign flyer: http://bit.ly/GYACflyer) which has been launched at the United Nations Climate Change conference COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016 (more info: http://www.glocha.info/index.php/giveyouthachance) and elaborated further at the .climate conference COP23 in Bonn in November 2017 (more info: https://unfccc-cop25.streamworld.de/videos/call-resources-youth-climate-action)
photo: #GiveYouthAChance Call for Resources for Youth Climate Action launch at COP22; https://youtu.be/CwjaUkmBOOM
As the climate action leaders of the world are gathering at the California Global Climate Action Summit #GCAS2018 in San Francisco 12-14 September 2018 GloCha is providing a unique opportunity for wealth holders from around the world to meet, to demonstrate leadership in philanthropy and social imapct investment, and to make a bold announcement which will be heard by the whole world regarding Building the Resource Base for Multistakeholder Climate Action.
On 14th September 2018 9.00-11.00 AM PST GloCha Foundation New York and partners (e.g. Earth Day Network, UNESCO Management of Social Transformation Programme, Unify.Earth, .. ) are organizing an exclusive meeting at the Bay Aquarium at which resource holders will have a chance to explore with leading climate action leaders and youth representatives which philanthropy or social impact investment interventions would deliver the highest impact and coordinate actions in a synergetic manner:
- youth empowerment for climate action programs (participation in climate governance, education and climate entrepreneurship resources) , in cooperation with leading youth climate action organizations (see COP23 press conference video)
- (blockchain technology based) information and communication technology infrastructure for multistakeholder climate action (a list of priority projects will be elaborated at the GCAS affiliate event on 11th September (https://www.glocha.org/2018/08/07/gcas2018-blockchain-for-climate-action-event-in-san-francisco/)
- a global climate education and communication platform (context to be presented by NOAA climate education expert Frank Niepold)
- a climate museum (concept to be presented by the SF Bay institute)
- gamification: City Climate Olympics
- crowdfunding for a (GloCha) Global Climate Action Center in NYC
If You would like to receive an invitation to the event, please send an email with an explanation on how you would like to contribute to the success of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org