Summit: Climate Action closing full broadcast
EN: YMCA's Youth-Led Solutions Summit: Climate Action LIVE presents the second and final of two unique special interactive broadcasts as YMCA and its partners bring together young leaders around the world with critical resources to address the climate crisis. Broadcast Friday 23 October 2020.
SP: La Cumbre de soluciones liderada por jóvenes de YMCA: Climate Action LIVE presenta dos transmisiones interactivas especiales únicas, mientras YMCA y sus socios reúnen a líderes jóvenes de todo el mundo con recursos críticos para abordar la crisis climática.
FR: Le Sommet Jeunesse des solutions du YMCA: la lutte contre les changements climatiques EN DIRECT présente deux émissions interactives spéciales et uniques puisque le YMCA et ses partenaires réunissent de jeunes leaders du monde entier dotés de ressources essentielles pour faire face à la crise climatique.
One Young World Ambassador
Winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize, L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honouree and Canada's Top25 Women of Influence Awardee, 19-year old youth icon Kehkashan Basu, has been impacting the global fraternity with her work on children’s rights, promoting gender equality, mitigating climate change and social upliftment. A United Nations Human Rights Champion and a National Geographic Explorer, Kehkashan is the Founder President of social innovation enterprise, Green Hope Foundation which has 2,038 youth ambassadors working in 15 countries.
President, World YMCA
World YMCA's first women President, Patricia, of Canada, will bring to the forefront the importance of Youth-led Solutions and look to the future, of a more just and equitable planet for all.
UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Appointed as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017 at the age of 26. Originally from Sri Lanka, Jayathma has worked extensively on youth development and participation.
Political Science Student, Climate Activist
Currently studying a Masters in Political Science, Stefanie, 24-years-old from Germany, has been an instrumental protagonist in YMCA’s Resource Group on Environment since 2015 and its UN Advocacy Group. She has attended United Nations ECOSOC Forums in New York, and COP events as part of YMCA’s delegation.
From Edinburgh, in Scotland, Bónach attends the George Watson’s College in Edinburgh where he is currently studying for her school exams. As well as being involved in YMCA, Brónach is a girl guide, having taken part in the International Poacher camp as well as spending summer 2019 in Switzerland with the Guides. With COP26 taking place in Glasgow next year, Brónach understands the importance of Scotlands role as host.
Tearfund UK, Networks & Theology Manager
Jo is Tearfund UK's Theology and Networks Manager for the US & Europe, focused on Environmental and Economic Sustainability and Director of the Justice Conference, UK. She is also studying for a PhD by Research at the University of Wales Trinity St David on faith engagement with climate change - including looking at consumerism and green economics. She is passionate about a holistic & practical approach to faith and theology and seeks to live it out in her own life, including journeying towards a zero waste lifestyle - and a zero waste wedding last year! Jo and her husband Pete live in Cardiff, Wales, UK.