The Alumni Subgroup develops and manages the coordination of the 2050 Leaders Network.
The 2050 Leaders Network is made up of YLDP alumni and members of 2050 Climate Group Board and Operational Teams, past and present.
Through the Leaders Network, the Alumni Subgroup works to provide and facilitate opportunities for the members to continue to lead a social movement towards a low carbon Scotland. This includes social events, networking, knowledge sharing, projects, policy responses and professional development.
The Communications Subgroup supports the group’s communications activities and engagement work. We are responsible for the design and delivery of our newsletters, website and social media channels and work to find different and interesting ways to communicate climate change to young people. We identify opportunities to raise our profile in Scotland and further afield, share the stories of young people in our network taking climate action and collaborate with other organisations working on climate change and the low carbon transition.
The Policy Subgroup manages and coordinates Policy engagement of the 2050 Climate Group. The Policy Subgroup’s main focus is to facilitate young people to have a voice in political agendas relevant to them. We coordinate consultation responses to the Scottish Government, having recently completed a consultation on the draft Energy Strategy with many more in the pipeline. Our view for 2017-18 is to constantly develop new ideas for how those involved in the Policy subgroup and in 2050 as a whole can take part shaping the future of climate change related policy in Scotland.
The YLDP Subgroup manages the coordination of the Young Leaders Development Programme. The Young Leaders Development Programme is the main project that the 2050 Climate Group is funded to run, with 6 core modules – 3 focusing on climate change knowledge; and 3 looking at leadership skills. With 130 young people enrolled on the Programme, we are excited to educate, engage and empower our peers to become the leaders of change that we need to see in all sectors to encourage a transition to a low carbon Scotland.