Youth Climate Summit, 21 September 2019
The UN Youth Climate Summit was a platform for young climate action leaders to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.
This historic event took place on Saturday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York prior to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, September 23.
The Youth Climate Action Summit brought youth climate champions together from more than 140 countries and territories to share their solutions on the global stage, and deliver a clear message to world leaders: we need to act now to address climate change. The event gave voice to the demands of young people for far swifter action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.