YCL was created to tackle the two main threats against Youth's future: systemic unemployment

and the climate crisis.

Created in 2018 by four Brazilian women, Youth Climate Leaders (YCL) 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.

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YCL ACTIVITIES IN A TIMELINE

 

YCL VALUES:

Action based on Science

Collaboration and Community

Courage to act

Lifelong learning

Intergenerationality

Inclusion and Justice

Urgency and solutions-focused

MISSION STATEMENT:

MAXIMIZE THE CAPACITY OF GLOBAL YOUTH TO LEAD TOGETHER ON SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

 
 

YCL FOUNDERS

 
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CASSIA MORAES

Co-Founder & CEO

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FERNANDA MATSUOKA

Co-Founder & COO

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EVELYN ARARIPE

Co-Founder & CFO

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FLAVIA BELLAGUARDA

Co-Founder & Ambassador

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YCL TEAM

 
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JULIANA

RUSSAR

Director Operations Brazil

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CLARA QUEIROZ

Assistant YCL Course

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STEVEN CARLSON

Head of Partnerships

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GAURAV SHARMA

Field Manager - India

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AMANDA

COSTA

Network Cordinator

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ERICA LIBERATO

Field Manager - Portugal

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CLARISSA

CANOVA

Head of Marketing

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WILCO

VAN VARIK

Coord. Portugal

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RODRIGO PONZIO

Communications

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YCL VISION TOWARDS THE SDGS

 

We are tacking these three main SDGs below:

  • SDG 4

    Quality Education

    We develop innovative learning journeys, showing different ways to teach a complex topic such as climate change to a broader audience while promoting life-long learning.we expose our program participants to real-life challenges and equip them with the tools and skillsets needed to navigate new realities, raising their awareness while helping them "walk the talk".

  • SDG 8

    Good Jobs and Economic growth

    We tackle youth unemployment in an innovative way by building bridges between young talents and organizations from different sectors. By doing so, we also increase the number of skilled professionals working as a network to solve one of this century’s most pressing challenges. 

  • SDG 13

    Climate Action

    Our network act together as climate leaders to foster climate action in the YCL Hubs, innovation spaces that act as platforms to coordinate, facilitate and multiply climate projects and activities locally.

WANT TO BE A PART OF THE YCL NETWORK?

Interested in joining this dynamic global ecosystem? YCL is interested in hearing from you!  

  • By applying for one of our learning journeys

  • And help the YCL Network expand its reach

  • Nurture young talents with your experience and skills!

  • And meet our YCL members and partners

YCL VISION TOWARDS THE SDGS

 

We are tacking these three main SDGs below:

We are a global youth leadership network catalyzing climate professionals. 

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