The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a network of young people in 18 states who are concerned about climate change & environment issues. Started in 2008, IYCN was registered as a society in 2009 with representation from 8 states of India and today IYCN has 6 chapters in different states and offices in 6 locations with outreach to thousands of youth in colleges, schools, corporations and institutions in India. The purpose of IYCN is to bring the voice of Indian youth on the global platform as South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions affected by potentially catastrophic climate change & environment issues.
The main focus areas are climate change and youth. IYCN runs campaigns aimed at public awareness on climate change impact & causes, Implements on-ground projects such as composting & community waste management, rural energy projects, lake clean-ups, herbal/ medicine gardens etc.
Current Projects in Climate Change:
Climate leadership Trainings: Workshops on enhancing knowledge of youth on climate issues including adaptation and mitigation strategies at the local, regional and national level.
Agents of change: A team of people who follow policies on climate & biodiversity shall participate in events to learn from & present views of the youth to government delegates, NGOs, community groups. IYCN delegations have been attending UN COPs & consultations in India and have contributed to negotiations or processes.
Eco-audit: Developing a region specific toolkit to train youth on how to perform audit of corporate offices, school buildings, etc ; to assess their impact on environment and make recommendations for sustainable business and lifestyle practices.
Days of Action: The organisation is involved in mobilising youth for symbolic actions on a chosen day.
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