Today’s young people were born into the climate, nature, and pollution crises, and hold the keys to addressing them. With support from the Global Environment Facility, youth leaders around the world are building careers to heal the planet and getting directly involved in local, national, and international initiatives in order to create a brighter future.

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We also invite you to engage with youth organizations such as YOUNGOthe Global Youth Biodiversity Network, the UNCCD Youth Caucus, and the local and national chapters advising the multilateral environmental conventions the GEF serves. Young scientists interested in environmental conservation can also explore training and networking support through the GEF’s Fonseca Leadership Program.