As part of the Strategic Partnership for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA) project of the European Union, with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) as nodal ministry, a “Youth Climate Conclave” was organized as a competitive and educative approach to enhance youth engagement for climate action. The conclave was organized jointly by the EU SPIPA project, along with GIZ, TERI and CEEW. The conclave was launched on 4th October 2019 with a photography and blog writing competition. Finalists of these competitions, along with other selected students, participated in capacity building activities and a negotiation round on workshop modelled on Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC as a special session for youth along the side-lines of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2020 from 29-31 January 2020 . As an outcome of the conclave, a Youth Declaration on Climate Action was drafted and presented in the WSDS 2020.
Youth Climate Conclave
In the context of the 50th Earth Day, a youth webinar was organised on 22 April 2020, titled “Young Voices for the Planet”, where selected participants in the "Youth Climate Conclave" event shared their stories of change. In the event, a monograph was launched which put together the winning blogs and photographs.