Improve your skills for your career in climate change
YCL offers unique pathways to equip participants with the tools needed to engage in the climate economy. This includes immersive learning journeys, where participants develop an understanding of climate change in theory and in practice through hands-on work with climate solutions. And a Global Network that facilitates connections between climate practitioners, experts, and young leaders to foster professional development opportunities and climate job placements around the world. We select and train young talents through hands-on international immersions along with local and national courses. Participants witness first-hand the impacts of the climate crisis while improving their technical and leadership skills working together. They also have mentorship sessions to leave their journey with an action plan to start or boost their careers.
From days to weeks, we have offerings tailored to different needs.
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To build the next generation of climate leaders, we created a unique experience: one multicultural immersion to learn more about climate change in theory, understand it in practice, and work on hands-on projects with other young people.
During this life-changing journey, participants also work part-time either on a group project or their own initiatives, attending field visits and lectures about climate science, international cooperation, climate finance and other topics in which YCLs must excel.
YCL COUNTRY CourseS
The course “Climate Leadership for the 21st Century” advocates that individual and collective transformations should go together. In this context, we harness a new kind of education that develops skills by combining the theoretical with the practical whereby directly aligning the course curriculum with actions and opportunities through our Global Network.
During the two month course, classes are enriched with a cooperative group work with a YCL partner, special webinars, and individual mentorships all to catalyze a participant's trajectory for actions and eventual transition into a climate career.
As of 2020, the Country Course is fully online. With tailored engagement activities led by our local YCL Hubs. The Course is currently offered every semester, however, only available in Portuguese. Pending further partnership support.
Attending events related to the field of climate change is crucial to building constructive connections to take your career to the next level. As part of the YCL Network, our members and partners can join our Delegations to high-level events worldwide.
Read further about our latest delegations:
Check the testimony from one of our YCL Fellows, Karima El Azhary, about her experience at the YCL 2019 Immersion!