The YLDP team 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.
The Leaders Network team 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.
The team 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 Policy team manages and coordinates policy engagement of the 2050 Climate Group. The team’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 2018-19 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 intention of the group over the next 3 – 5 years is to inspire young leaders to become a catalyst for change, create a social movement and lead the transformational change necessary to address climate change and achieve a low carbon society.
During this initial stage, we will continue to exist as a project within Young Scot, our host organisation. The relationship with Young Scot will be reviewed annually to ensure the 2050 Climate Group has the necessary resources and support for its development.
Initiate 2050 Young Leaders Development Programme with 100-150 young leaders.
Replicate model for new intake of 200 young leaders and further development for initial 200 leaders.
Replicate model for new intake of 200 young leaders and further development for initial 400.
Continued development for Year 2 and 3 intakes and define vision for the future with Year 1. Develop exportable model for 2050 Leadership Programme.
The 2050 Climate Group aspires to exist as its own entity once our network of young leaders and partner organisations has grown sufficiently to support and grow our vision.
The success of the 2050 Climate Group has ultimately been down to the people who volunteer to be part of our organisation and our partners and supporters who believe in us and have allowed us the ability to run an award winning organisation.
We are very proud of our achievements and every award we receive reinforces our determination to lead a social movement of young people towards a low carbon Scotland.