Caribbean Climate Justice
Do you have a leading role in creating a just transition and amplifying the voices of vulnerable or marginalised groups within the Caribbean? Make real impact in Climate justice NOW!
Applications have been closed and selected participants will be contacted in due course via email.
Throughout the course, you will be able to acquire the right knowledge, cultivate a network of like-minded peers, and interact to accelerate action taking your vision and work to the next level. Moreover, the top 5 participants will be able to travel to the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) as part of a fully-funded on-site learning experience in Dubai, broadening the reach and impact of your conversations for a positive Caribbean future.
Why is this program important for the Caribbean?
The Caribbean region faces many challenges related to climate change and its impacts, including rising sea levels, increased frequency and intensity of storms and hurricanes, coastal erosion, and loss of biodiversity. These impacts disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, including low-income communities, women, LGBTQ+, children, disabled and indigenous peoples, who may have limited resources and specific challenges when adapting and coping with these changes.
Climate justice advocates in the Caribbean campaign for a more equitable distribution of climate finance and technology transfer to support the region’s transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. This includes efforts to address systemic inequalities and social injustices that exacerbate climate vulnerability, such as poverty, gender inequality, and land tenure issues.
This program aims to build an inclusive scenario and capacity for young professionals, eligible students, and young community leaders working for a better future for the Caribbean regions, and to enhance the quality of life of its people. Furthermore, by creating a wider network, we will connect the participants to other SIDS climate justice activists and movements that will enable them to expand their future career options and reach.
What does the Caribbean Climate Justice Future Leaders Program entail?
Weekly training sessions & access to our Online Platform:
Networking and interactive sessions:
Fully funded on-site learning experience at COP28:
You will be included in a selection process that will choose 5 participants to travel and attend the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in person happening this year in Dubai. Activities, events, and workshops will be organized, as well as networking sessions to make the most of the onsite learning experience. There will also be a unique opportunity to engage with key experts in the global arena.
Share your plan of action with a global audience:
Caribbean Climate Justice Mentorship Program
Who can apply?
This Program focuses on elevating the role of Caribbean Youth in Climate Action. Whether you’re already working on justice, mitigating the effects of climate change within your community, strengthening the resilience of indigenous communities, or committed to building a better future for your region, this program might be just for you!
Here are the eligibility criteria:
We will also value strong communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively in diverse groups.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications have been extended and will now close on July 5, 2023.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
San Andrés and Providencia
St Kitts and Nevis
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
No! The Program is completely funded by our partner, the Open Society Foundations.
The training sessions will each be 90 minutes long and happen every week on the same day & time.