Global Youth Letter

British Council

Global Youth Letter: 8000 Rising | Youth Voices on Climate Action

Launch event hosted by the British Council

Thursday 9 September 2021 online

12.00 - 13.15 British Summer Time

Youth Voices for Climate Action The Global Youth Letter on Climate Action is a call for action from young people globally, directly addressing the leaders attending COP26 – the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow, November 2021. It is the result of a large-scale research exercise between the British Council and not for profit social enterprise Catalyst in Communities, who used a mixed methodology approach  to garner the views, experiences and aspirations of 8,000 young people across 23 countries. Research for the report was carried out between January and March 2021. The following letters/statements and accompanying data vary in length depending on the research methodology used and can be seen as a starting point with the 8000 Rising campaign an opportunity for more voices and countries to add their voice.

We need to act now. Using a mixed methodology approach including crowdsourcing to garner the views, experiences and aspirations of 8,000 young people across 23 countries, the Global Youth Letter is an urgent call to action for society’s leaders and emerging climate champions to unite to end the climate emergency. The letter will be presented and debated by youth representatives from around the world at our live online event on 9 September.

Join our youth representatives and experts to

  • connect with your peers and debate the Global Youth Letter recommendations and discuss concrete actions
  • be counted and help us reach thousands more by adding your voice to the 8,000 Rising campaign
  • enter a new global competition designed to support young people to engage in climate action and climate resilience. 

Register now and spread the word!