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Global Recognition for Scottish Youth Climate Charity

June 5th, 2017 Posted by News No Comment yet

Scotland’s youth climate group, the 2050 Climate Group, has been named best project in the United Kingdom in the prestigious Energy Globe Awards.

Announced on World Environment Day (5th June), the Energy Globe Awards are supported by UNESCO and in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme. The Energy Globe Awards are awarded annually to projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the conservation of resources.

2000 submissions across over 170 countries were received with the 2050 Climate Group chosen to represent the United Kingdom by the judges. The project will be highlighted internationally by the awards to inspire action in other nations.

The 2050 Climate Group is a social movement of young professionals whose aim is to engage, educate and empower Scotland’s future leaders to take action on climate change. They do this through their Young Leaders Development Programme, a programme which combines climate change education with leadership development to provide the skills necessary for young people to lead the transformational change towards a low carbon Scotland.

The group, now 350 people strong, is aiming to extend their membership by an additional 150-200 young people each year for the next three years. The group then plan to help replicate the Young Leaders Development Programme in other countries.

As a national winner, the 2050 Climate Group have been automatically selected in the Youth category for the International Energy Globe World Award. The Energy Globe Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious environmental awards broadcast all over the world. The winners share from a prize pool of 10,000 euros.

Lynette Purves, Trustee of the 2050 Climate Group, said, “We are delighted to win this award. Having incorporated only earlier this year, this award shows the huge impact we’ve made in a very short space of time, and is a real credit to all our volunteers, young leaders and supportive partners.”

Ann McKechin, ScottishPower Foundation Trustee and Executive Officer, said, “Having supported the 2050 Climate Group’s Young Leaders Development Programme, since its inception in 2016, the ScottishPower Foundation is delighted to see them win this prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding work.”

It is fantastic to see this group of young professionals so committed to driving towards a sustainable, low carbon economy. Their dedication and passion in leading a movement of real change to address climate change echoes the Foundations commitment to the advancement of environmental protection, and is a shining example of the role that young people can play in protecting our planet for future generations”

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot Awards said, “We need young people to take the lead on the environmental issues. Congratulations to the 2050 Climate Group who are now inspiring others across the world.”

For more information on our submission visit: www.energyglobe.info/unitedkingdom2017

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The 2050 Climate Group is supported by the ScottishPower Foundation, Scottish Government, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Water and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and was established by the 2020 Climate Group and Young Scot.

For more information on the 2050 Climate Group please visit www.2050.scot

The 2050 Climate Group launches the second year of their Young Leaders Development Programme

May 4th, 2017 Posted by News No Comment yet

The 2050 Climate Group is excited to announce the launch of the second Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP). Following the success of last year’s YLDP, a new intake of 132 young professionals aged 18-35 will be given the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge of climate change, equipping Scotland’s next generation of young leaders with the skill set needed to drive Scotland towards a low carbon future.

 

Richard Dryburgh, Chair of the 2050 Climate Group, said, “Last year’s inaugural Young Leaders Development Programme exceeded all of our expectations and has given us an impressive platform to build on. This year’s programme has been designed to have even bigger and better impact across our themes of engaging, educating and empowering leaders. With the support of our funders, partners and volunteers, I am very excited to begin ‘YLDP2’ so we can expand our growing network of young leaders in climate action across Scotland.”

 

The second Young Leaders Development Programme will follow a year-long programme consisting of six modules held across Scotland, as well as an Induction event and a Summit at the end of the year. The core modules cover two specific themes: improving climate change knowledge and enhancing leadership skills. Throughout the programme, participants are also encouraged to actively implement what they have learnt through a range of “actions”, which aim to provide the necessary steps to a more sustainable Scotland.  

 

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP at the induction of the Young Leaders Development Programme last Thursday, said, “It’s great to launch the second year of the Young Leaders Development Programme. I look forward to seeing this innovative programme go from strength to strength, helping us ensure that Scotland remains at the forefront of climate change action. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the 2050 Climate Group for their valuable contributions to Scotland’s action on climate change through the engagement, education and empowerment of future young leaders.

The 2050 Climate Group has been shortlisted as ‘NGO of the Year’ by BusinessGreen’s Leaders Awards 2017

May 2nd, 2017 Posted by News No Comment yet

The 2050 Climate Group work with young people across Scotland, engaging, educating and empowering them to take action on climate change and lead Scotland’s transition to a low carbon future. Through their Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP), the 2050 Climate Group provides climate change education and leadership training to young people, aged 18-35. It is through this programme that the group hopes to inspire young people to take action on climate change and be catalysts for change in Scotland. Last year, the group successfully ran their first year of the YLDP with 150 young leaders taking part.

The fact that the 2050 Climate Group has been shortlisted for the BusinessGreen ‘NGO of the Year’ award, part of the BusinessGreen Leader’s Awards 2017, recognises our valuable contribution to building young people’s confidence to be leaders on responding to the challenges of climate change. The Group itself is made up of students and young professionals based across Scotland volunteering their efforts to a truly energetic and purposeful movement. The 2050 Climate Group hosted Scotland’s Youth Climate Summits in 2014 and 2016, as well as represented Scotland at the UN Climate Change conferences in Paris and Marrakech the past two years.

Richard Dryburgh, Chair of the 2050 Climate Group, said “We are delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. This shows the huge impact we have made in such a short time and is a credit to our volunteers, young leaders and supportive partners. Having only incorporated earlier this year and to be nominated alongside such impressive, established organisations speaks volumes for the need for climate leadership across our generation.”

On the nomination, Ann McKechin, Trustee and Executive Officer of the ScottishPower Foundation, said: “Our charity Foundation is delighted to have financially supported the inspiring work of the 2050 Climate Group over the last two years. This nomination rightly recognises the leadership potential amongst young people in the fight against Climate Change and this innovative project will hopefully allow many more of them to reach their potential.”

Louise Macdonald, CEO of Young Scot, said: “For Scotland to become a low carbon nation, we need to look to our young leaders to inspire action on climate change. Programmes like The 2050 Climate Group’s Young Leaders Development Programme offers excellent opportunities for young people to make their voices heard. Young people are best placed to take the lead on climate action and I’d encourage all young people who want to see a greener future for all to apply.”

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