Wonderful that you want to connect to other youth in the world! Alone we can achieve very little, but together we are strong, and CAN change the world. Good luck, and THANK YOU for being courageous, strong, smart, and optimistic enough to know that YOU matter.
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Networks for Youth
Cascade Climate Network
"As youth of the Pacific Northwest, we recognize that the climate crisis we currently face presents the defining challenge of our generation. Solving it is our greatest opportunity."
Children in a changing climate
Children across the world are being inspired to take action to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future, whether helping their community to adapt, or lobbying their governments to cut their carbon emissions. ccc-action is supporting children to tell their stories and share experiences, and to gain further knowledge, skills and motivation to adapt to the challenges ahead. Through global online discussion forums designed by children for children, they will be able to share knowledge, perceptions, and views on climate change with each other and adults.
Children's Rights Information Network
CRIN is a global network coordinating and promoting information and action on child rights. Almost 2,000 member organisations and tens of thousands more activists from across the world rely on CRIN for research and information. CRIN presses for rights, not charity, for children and is guided by a passion for putting childrens rights at the top of the global agenda by addressing root causes and promoting systematic change. Its guiding framework is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). CRINs activities are based on the belief that information is a powerful tool for realising childrens rights. CRIN distributes news, events and reports, lobbies, enables advocacy and promotes knowledge sharing and coordination. CRIN participates in international child rights coalitions and advocacy groups, supports campaigns and makes the UN and regional mechanisms more accessible to those lobbying for social change.
European Children's Network
The European Children's Network - EURONET - is a coalition of networks and organisations campaigning for the interests and rights of children (defined in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as all persons under 18 years of age). They share a common concern that children's rights should be taken into account in all EU legislation, policies and programmes which have an impact on children's rights.
European Youth Forum
The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is a platform made up of 99 National Youth Councils and international youth NGOs from across Europe. The YFJ works to empower young people to participate actively in society and improve their living conditions by representing their interests towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and other partners active in the youth field.
European Youth Portal
If you are thinking of going to another European country to study or work, or on holiday... if you are looking for activities or opportunities in Europe... if you have something to say, or ask, about European issues, this portal could be a good place to start! It offers you information, news and discussions - all about Europe and relevant to young people.
Our purposes is to expand the knowledge base and resources for all the youth climate bloggers and activists out there, we have launched the Fired Up Media Online Organizing Wiki. It will try and showcase the best resources, materials, links, and lessons learned from the new media and online organizing work we have been doing.
Focus the Nation
Focus the Nation is the countrys leading clean energy youth empowerment organization. Since 2008, we have helped more than 300,000 young people embrace the challenges, excitement and realities of moving their communities toward clean energy solutions.
This is a place where teenagers can share their inconvenient actions and ideas to help solve the climate crisis and lead our society to a sustainable future.
It's getting hot in here
It´s Getting Hot in Here is the voice of a growing movement. A community media project, it features the student and youth leaders from the movement to stop global warming and to build a more just and sustainable future.
KidsCall is the international Youth Campaign by the World Future Council. We are writing to the most important politicians in the world to save life on Earth! Will you join us?
I am a 12 year old boy who likes music and doesn’t like global warming. I am not old enough to solve the problem. But I am old enough to convince others to try by having school children from Africa, South America, Europe, Asia and North America sing my “100 Generations” song with me. That way, the world can hear that children everywhere care about the integrity of nature we are taking for granted, and everyone can feel our hope that the earth will stop warming soon.
A great place for games, activities, networking, and information
One world, one climate, one chance. Join this global network!
Peace Child International
This network empowers young people to be the change they want to see in the world. With its simple mission to Empower Young People PCI has supported young people around the world to produce books and musicals on their major generational challenges, funded youth to undertake community-based action projects of their own and created the World Youth Congress series.
Student Environmental Action Coalition.
This is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. It's the world's most popular online community for young people interested in making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month. TIG's highly interactive website provides a platform for expression, connection to opportunities, and support for action. Join now and connect with thousands of other young people around the world!
The World Trust Network Portal
World Trust Network is the online community that connects youth around the world in our SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK for Earth Heroes (ages 9-17) and Young Leaders (ages 18-26). Content and curriculum is also being created to expand the vision to include a VIRTUAL CLASSROOM component to connect experts in the fields of education and edu-tainment to the classroom, home-schooling, museums; as well as detention centers and juvenile homes to assist the at-risk youth.
Three Dot Dash® is a global initiative of the We Are Family Foundation® designed to recognize and support the efforts of Global Teen Leaders around the world who are actively working on projects that promote a more peaceful society by addressing issues related to basic human needs: food, water, health, shelter, safety, education and the environment.
Marcie the Marvelous Tree inspired third graders in 1987 to launch TREE MUSKETEERS as the nation´s first youth environmental organization “a nonprofit charity where kids are boss! While taking action to help the planet, kids teach other kids to become active citizens and community leaders. Neighborhood by neighborhood, kids can rescue Earth!
TUNZA is a word in Kiswahili (the common language of most East African countries) that means to "treat with care".The programme is based on a strategy that aims to provide young people with information and tools on how to "treat Mother Earth with care" and how to Act for a better world. UNEP works in partnership with Children from all over the world. Children are represented by Junior Board which is elected every 2 years during UNEP's TUNZA International Children's Conference.
The World Trust Foundation
The World Trust Foundation has been working since 1994 to create a place for collaboration instead of competition in the nonprofit arena, and, to empower youth around the world to come together, locally and internationally, to learn, think and take action that impacts positive change in their lives, in their communities and in the global community as a whole. The vision of the World Trust Foundation is to help the youth of the world communicate through all forms of media to come to know and understand each other individually and to understand each other´s culture, heritage and values. The underlying assumption is that knowledge brings understanding and that the youth of the world are better able to overcome cultural differences and find new and creative ways to impact change. The World Trust Foundation encourages youth to go beyond learning and engage in creative thinking and problem solving and to take action that turns conversation into meaningful change. The World Trust has identified five key areas of focus for implementing positive change in the world:
Founded in 1990 by two teenagers, YES! is a nonprofit organization that connects, inspires and collaborates with young changemakers to join forces for a thriving, just and sustainable ways of life for all. Our three program areas are Global Leadership Jams, Leveraging Privilege for Social Change, and Supporting Aligned Movements.Â We work at the meeting point of internal, interpersonal, and systemic transformation.
UNICEF UK Youth Voice: Know your rights. Use them. Change the world for children. UNICEF UK Youth Voice is a network of young people, aged 11-18, who are committed to children´s rights. By fundraising, campaigning, and telling it like it is, you can speak up for the world´s children, adding your voice to theirs.
Youth and the UN
The UN Programme on Youth is the focal point on youth within the United Nations. It aims to build an awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations. The Programme also works towards greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means of achieving peace and development.
The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is intended to facilitate collaboration between UN agencies and other organizations working with children and young people (such as schools, youth and civil society groups, NGOs and government institutions). The objective is to create a gateway to facilitate the engagement of young people in activities of key environmental and social concern at the local and international level.
Networks for Adults
Networks for Adults
Action for a Global Climate Community
Thisis a non-profit organisation that convenes talks between government officials, climate specialists, and civil society groups over the world toward creating a Global Climate Community based on equity, solidarity and shared responsibility.
Climate Action Network (CAN)
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 430 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) is recognised as Europe's leading network working on climate and energy issues. With over 100 members in 25 european countries, CAN-E unites to work to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable energy and environment policy in Europe.
Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
The CLEAN project, a part of the National Science Digital Library, provides a reviewed collection of resources coupled with the tools to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching about climate and energy science.
Connect for Climate (C4C).
Connect4Climate is a campaign, a coalition, and a community that cares about climate change. The goal of Connect4Climate is to create a participatory, open knowledge platform that engages the global community in climate change conversation to drive local action through advocacy, operational support, research, and capacity building.
Copenhagen Climate Council
Welcome to the Climate Community. A new innovative Web platform on climate change solutions. The Climate Community provides high-quality news, interviews, solutions, climate intelligence, and virtual discussions.
Anyone can participate in the e-Parliament by registering on the e-Parliament website. You can find innovative policy ideas in our hearing reports, briefing papers and ideas bank. Or you can take a more active role: taking part in advisory votes and adding your comments or suggestions, contributing ideas into our database, or posing or answeringÂ questions on the website.
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in over 30 European countries. EUROCITIES provides a platform for its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, to exchange experiences, to analyse common problems and develop innovative solutions, through a wide range of Forums, Working Groups, Projects, activities and events.
Friends of the earth
We are the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 77 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.
The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Network of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), now known as the GEF-NGO Network, was established in May, 1995. It was the result of a GEF Council decision to establish a formal dialogue and partnership between NGOs worldwide and the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Council, the GEF Assembly and various partner agencies.
Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.
Global Network for Disaster Reduction
The role of NGOs is essential in building the resilience of local communities to disasters and supporting local-level implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. A comprehensive approach to DRR requires a combination of changes in practices at the local level with changes to national and international policies.
The Climate Reality Project
The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it. We help citizens around the world discover the truth and take meaningful steps to bring about change.
WiserEarth is an online community space connecting the people, nonprofits and businesses working toward a just and sustainable world