Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Youth and Climate Change


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

It's Getting Hot in Here

Youth activities on climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Interview with Erana Walker
In a Newswatch interview, Erana Walker talks of her expectations of the Copenhagen climate summit and about her experience of climate action at the community level. Published December 2009

Climate Change and Nepalese Youth
Abhishek Shrestha reports on the role of Nepalese youth in climate change activities. Published February 2009

On the Web

Campus Climate Challenge
The Campus Climate Challenge is a project of more than 30 leading youth organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The Challenge leverages the power of young people to organize on college campuses and high schools to win 100% Clean Energy policies at their schools, growing a generation-wide movement to stop global warming.

Cool California
Cool California's mission is to provide all Californians with the tools they need to take action to protect the climate and keep California cool.

Energy Action Coalition
Energy Action Coalition is a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean energy and climate movement.

Growing Together in a Changing Climate: The United Nations, Young People, and Climate Change
Growing Together in a Changing Climate: The United Nations, Young People, and Climate Change, from the United Nations, contains information on some of the many climate change initiatives - projects, campaigns, educational tools, websites and publications - produced by the United Nations and young people, independently or in partnership. Published December 2009

It's Getting Hot in Here
It's Getting Hot in Here is the voice of student and youth leaders of the global movement to stop global warming, a global online community with over 100 writers from countries around the world.

Nepalese Youth for Climate Action
Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) is a coalition of Nepali youth and youth groups formed with an aim to tackle climate change. NYCA works with universities, schools, organizations, and communities at national and international level to protect our future from the threats posed by climate change.

SPARE attracts youth energy efficiency activities and promotes sustainable energy. The idea is to transform a global concern into practical school activities.

UN CyberSchoolBus
Introduction to the Millennium Development Goals and opportunities for youth involvement.

Unite for Climate
Unite for Climate is an entry point into the world of youth action on climate change. You can join the community, participate in global campaigns, and work to extend the impact of the Copenhagen Climate Summit.

United for Climate
Unite for Climate is your entry point into the world of youth action on climate change. You can join the community, participate in global campaigns, and work to extend the impact of the COP 15.

Youth and Climate Change
Youth and Climate Change, from ICIMOD, is a special issue of the Asia Pacific Mountain Courier devoted to young people in mountain environments. Published November 2010

Youth and Environment Europe (YEE)
The umbrella organization for over 40 regional and national youth organizations. Common interest is protection and care of the environment. Study and work on projects in foreign countries exchanging ideas and experience.

Youth Climate Pledge
The Youth Climate Pledge is a collaborative plan of action that young people can sign on to and get others to commit to.

Youthink! from the World Bank provides information about global issues and an opportunity to share stories and views.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015