Your organization can also be part of this, contact us if you are interested in any of the options below (please specify which one in the title).


YCL Brazil Fellowship

The course “YCL Brazil – Leadership for the 21st Century” advocates that individual and collective transformations should go together. In this context, a new kind of education should develop skills that combine theory and practice. The initiative is our flagship program for Brazil, directly aligned with the experiences and opportunities offered by our Global Network. During the course, participants count with individual mentorship, supporting their transition to climate careers. The course takes place in Sao Paulo, but is also broadcasted to other states. So far, we had 76 participants coming from 11 states, and 20 organizations engaged in 2 cohorts. Our plan is to offer the YCL Brazil course every semester, with in-person activities happening in 3 cities through our YCL Hubs. We expect to train at least 90 young leaders per semester with our flagship program for Brazil, reaching thousands more with our YCL Hubs spread out over the country and through ambassadors at universities and schools.

2 YCL Immersions

Climate change, like Game of Thrones’ white walkers, is something too big, complex and out of our daily lives’ concerns. To really understand it, one must see and feel it for oneself. Therefore, 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 program, participants will work part-time on a common group project and attend lectures and field visits about climate science, international cooperation, climate finance and other topics in which YCLs must excel.

YCL Trainee Program

Linked with the topics highlighted by the research and bootcamps, our trainee program will select talents for existing vacancies offered by partner organizations. After they are selected, YCL Trainees will join a preparatory course, counting with our support throughout the whole process. For 2020, we plan to start with opportunities at local governments and prepare trainees to conduct Vulnerability Capacity Risk Assessments. The training will be divided between an online part focused on the tools and methodologies used on those assessments, and an in-person immersion applying the tools in the field in partnership with a local government.