The Climate Leadership initiative

Rising leaders

Shaping tomorrow

At the Climate Leadership Initiative, we are dedicated to empowering a new generation of young climate leaders hailing from the world's most vulnerable developing countries in the global South. Our mission is clear: to instill the power to create change both within their local communities and countries and on the global stage.

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Our Mission

Climate advocacy & youth empowerment

Our mission is to empower and amplify the voices of a new generation of young climate leaders from the world’s most vulnerable countries. We are committed to enhancing our capacity to advocate for the most vulnerable people and communities within these nations, who often face barriers to global representation. With a firm dedication to climate justice, we actively engage in negotiations on diverse themes such as Loss and Damage, agriculture, transparency, gender, and technology. Through our collective efforts, we strive to drive positive change and create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

The New Generation of climate leaders

Learn about our Fellows

Stay tuned as they advocate for loss & damage solutions.

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Justina speaking in conference
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Empowering change makers

Through targeted programs, mentorship, and advocacy, we provide the necessary tools and knowledge for our fellows to become effective climate leaders. Our initiatives aim not only to educate and inspire but also to foster collaboration, ensuring that the voices of those most affected by climate change are heard loud and clear.

Join us on this transformative journey. Together, we can empower a new generation of climate leaders to shape a sustainable and resilient future for all.

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Image Credit: Justina Aurea Da Costa Belo


Sharing our commitment
to positive change

This New Generation Negotiators Program has provided me with a solid training and capacity-building space for the long term by entrusting me with responsibility for strategy and capacity-building work. This involvement will help me become an expert in climate change negotiations on a variety of thematic areas under the UNFCCC. Since the creation of this group, I have observed the growing interest in understanding the UN mechanism and how I can personally get involved in the system that is trying to provide a better world, adapted and resilient to global warming and strengthen community ties."
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First Cohort of the New Generation

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Learn more about our cause

Join us in shaping a sustainable future for all.