Recognizing the power and importance of youth as agents of change, ECI has been inspiring, engaging, and empowering young people from around the world to contribute to the transition towards sustainability.
Young people are encouraged to use the Earth Charter as an ethical guide to further develop their leadership capacity in contributing to processes of social change. To facilitate this, ECI offers online youth courses, and invites course alumni to join the Earth Charter Young Leaders Programme. Click here to read the programme brochure.
ECI has been doing this work with youth since 2001, which involves offering opportunities and resources, such as training through workshops and online courses, and tools such as Mapting and the Earth Charter Youth Toolkit. ECI has also implemented various projects designed specifically for youth. Read examples of past youth projects here.