The summit will bring together 500 youth changemakers, aged between 13 and 24, from six continents to launch a Global Youth Commitment, which is a pledge co-created by young people for young people to commit to the actions necessary to avert global climate catastrophe.
It is one single commitment that is relevant for youth from both developing and developed countries. Though it is a global pledge, BYLC is launching it from Dhaka, as Bangladesh is not the only country that is affected by the climate change, but it is at the forefront to fight against it.
Furthermore, 12 youth climate champions will be competitively selected from the delegates; each of whom will receive a full scholarship to attend a leadership course and a USD 1,000 award for their climate restoration projects.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudury, former Chief Scientific and Advisor to the UK Government Sir David King, former Warden of Oxford University’s Keble College Sir Christopher Ball, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation for Climate Restoration Peter Fiekowsky, and prominent teen climate activists Alexandria Villasenor and Rebeca Sabnam will speak at the summit among others.