South African Youth Climate Change Coalition

2019 - 2020 final activities

UNFCCC COP25: 02 – 13 December 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

The Twenty-fifth Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Presidency: Chile

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LCOY South Africa_2019: 14 – 15 November 2019 @Durban Botanic Gardens.

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Mentorship Programme

Our mentorship programme is important to help our members and other fellow young stars to understanding the link between the Legislation and Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action, as one of the ways in which we can achieve climate justice and build a sustainable future. The full information of each session is communicated on e-mails. Please provide us with your details if you want to be updated.
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SDG13 – Climate Action

The SAYCCC invites all young people and interested persons to participate in this initiative, which aims at learning about the extent, and monitoring the progress of integrating and undertaking climate action through legislation in South Africa for the benefit of future generations. “Climate change is a common concern of humankind, Parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights” … “as well as gender equality, empowerment of women and intergenerational equity” (Paris Agreement)

Intergenerational equity refers to the full, equal and meaningful participation and consideration of youth or young people in all activities, processes and platforms for climate action. Intergenerational equity is an integrated approach, concerning the wellbeing and equity of current and future generations, who most likely will safe difficult living conditions in a changing climate, but who are not responsible for causing them. 

The outcome of this initiative is to understand the link between climate policies to human rights and sustainable development, principles of safeguarding the future of our planet; and the plans and budgets, including roles, responsibilities and procedures that have to be adequately considered to respond to climate change. 

Western Cape

SDG13 – Climate Action Workshop

Date: 28 September 2019 Time: 10h00 – 15h00 Venue: Cape Town RSVP by 24 September 2019.

Kwa-Zulu Natal

SDG13 – Climate Action Workshop

Date: 28 September 2019 Time: 10h00 – 15h00 Venue: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Peitermaritzburg campus, New Arts Building. RSVP by 24 September 2019.


SDG13 – Climate Action Workshop

Date: 28 September 2019 Time: 10h00 – 15h00 Venue: Johannesburg RSVP by 24 September 2019.



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YA24 Live Preview: Catalyzing Youth Action for Global Impact – July 3, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

“Catalyzing Youth Action for Global Impact”
July 3, 2019, 11:00 AM EST
Join this webinar to learn how you can join the movement of young leaders creating global impact for a better world.
As an organization with over 45 years of history, the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation will discuss how it is accelerating youth leadership for action and calls upon others to join in this mission by sharing our approach to engaging youth and facilitating impact.
In this webinar, we will discuss our Theory of Change and its 3 pillars, (Connect/Engage, Educate/Develop, Action/Impact), and explain how we implement these using an integrated approach. Within the context of our four focus areas: Environment, Human Development, Peace, and Technology, we will discuss how youth can make a strong impact in each of these fields, and how we are applying our Theory of Change to try to solve some of these leading global challenges.
During this webinar, we hope to go deeper into this theory by showcasing actual youth projects on the ground, demonstrate how it can lead to the empowerment of youth to become the leaders and changemakers who will strive together to create a sustainable world free of war, oppression, exclusion, and poverty.
Andrew Macdonald, Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
Yumna Khan, Youth Development Specialist, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation
Discussion Points:
  • Why the world needs youth action
  • How youth action can create the most impact
  • How to launch a project of your own
  • How FAF can help you create impact in your community

The Local Conference of Youth South Africa

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South African Youth Climate Change Coalition


Local Conference of Youth


A youth-led initiative which ambitions to bridge the gap between climate negotiations and international engagements with youths in order to inspire local climate actions in all communities; fostering education and action about climate change locally and nationally, and by creating an international community of change-makers.