The FXB Climate Advocates program aims to empower youth (13-25 years old) from around the world to implement climate solutions in their communities and at the global level.
Climate change and poverty are inextricably linked. Climate change is estimated to put 100 million people at risk of being forced into poverty, while those who already live in poverty are the most vulnerable to its shocks.
Studies show that if only 16% of students received a climate change education, we could see a nearly 19 gigaton reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
FXB Climate Advocates equips youth climate activists with knowledge and tools to mobilize climate action on a local, national, and international level. This is done through three methods:
● Learn: Participants participate in a 4-month online program providing interactive sessions to learn about climate change topics and develop skills to enact change. Youth learn about policy, climate science, lobbying, digital storytelling, health, energy, and sustainable consumption.
● Act: Participants receive guidance to develop a community sustainability project. Many participants in our online program have led projects on planting trees, providing climate education, recycling, furthering renewable energy, implementing sustainable agriculture, and passing climate policy initiatives.
● Connect: Students receive access to cutting-edge practitioners from Harvard University, New York University, Project Drawdown, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and others.
Learn more here: https://fxbclimateadvocates.org/