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What’s On – Climate Champions Event

As the Year of Young People comes to a close, the 2050 Climate Group are hosting an exciting event highlighting the inspiring stories and achievements made by young people in Scotland. Our event is free and open to everyone between the ages of 18-35 who has a desire to challenge the status quo and shift […]

Malawi’s Climate Leaders: an update

At 2050’s last Youth Summit in April, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced funding for a new partnership project between the Malawi-Scotland Partnership (MaSP) and 2050 Climate Group. This Malawi’s Climate Leaders project aims to engage young Malawians in climate change challenges in their communities and on a global scale. It hopes to help them tackle [...]

We are recruiting for three new young professionals to join our Board of Trustees

The 2050 Climate group are recruiting for three young professionals to join our Board of Trustees. One of these is a General Leadership role, while the  other two are specifically for a Legal and Fundraising remit. The 2050 Climate Group established as a charity in February 2017. Our charitable purpose is the advancement of education on climate change […]

Our response to the Transport (Scotland) Bill

The Transport (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in June 2018. Over the past few weeks the 2050 Policy subgroup collected the views of young people to collate these into a report to submit to Parliament as part of its Call For Evidence. We also made a video explaining the proposals included in the […]

We’re recruiting for a Communications Officer!

2050 Climate Group are recruiting for a Communications Officer to join our team at our Edinburgh Office. The full details of this exciting opportunity can be viewed here. Applications should be submitted by 5pm on 9th October 2018. Be the change you want to see in the world!

We won the Young Pioneers Award at the Herald Global Game Changers Awards 2018!

2050 Climate Group is delighted to announce that our youth-run charity has won the Young Pioneers Award at this year’s The Herald Global Game Changers in partnership with Innovators Magazine. The Young Pioneers Award, sponsored by ScottishPower, recognises “any person or group of individuals (aged 18-25 years old) who are shaking things up…having an impact…and changing how […]

Our Response to Developing an Environment Strategy for Scotland

In June 2018, the Scottish Government published a Discussion Paper on Developing an Environment Strategy for Scotland. The government have asked for members of the public to submit their views on this paper and gather feedback on their draft vision and outcomes for Scotland.  We have submitted our response to their consultation and have also been […]

We’re recruiting for an Engagement and Information Assistant!

2050 Climate Group are currently recruiting for an Engagement and Information Assistant to join our team as a paid 24 week placement at our Edinburgh Office. This position marks the beginning of an exciting new phase for the organisation as we take on our first international pilot project in Malawi. This post is specifically to deliver […]

Our Response to the Energy Efficient Scotland Consultation

2050 Climate Group’s Policy Team recently submitted a formal response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Energy Efficient Scotland. The programme sets long-term targets for energy efficiency in buildings and aims to make Scotland’s homes “warmer, greener and more efficient”. We wanted to make young people’s voices heard not only because Energy Efficient Scotland has implications for […]

We’re recruiting for a Communications and Information Assistant!

2050 Climate Group are currently recruiting for a Communications and Information assistant to join our team as a paid 12 week placement at our Edinburgh Office. This post will enable the development of the 2050 Climate Group through key operational, logistical and administrative support, particularly in the delivery of our organisation’s core project, the Young Leaders Development […]

Young Leaders Development Programme applications now open!

Are you… approx. 18-35 years old and interested in tackling climate change? Or not YET interested in tackling climate change? Do you have… a desire to develop your leadership skills, a willingness to inspire others, personal drive and energy? Introducing: 2050 Climate Group’s Young Leaders Development Programme We need leaders to make Scotland’s sustainable future […]

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to speak at 2050 Climate Group Summit

FM joins stellar speaking line-up at this year’s Youth Climate Summit on 28 April 2018 The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, will speak at the 2050 Climate Group’s Youth Climate Summit, Just for Youth, on 28 April 2018 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The First Minister joins a prestigious line-up of speakers at […]

Operational Volunteers wanted! Apply now to join the movement.

**Deadline passed – Applications now closed** We are recruiting new volunteers to join Operational Subgroups to help deliver our plans and projects over the coming months and years.  The Operational Team Members will be key to delivering the main objectives of the group. Please note: This is not an application to join our  Young Leaders Development […]

We are recruiting two new young professionals to join our Board of Trustees

UPDATE: The application period for the HR role has now been extended until Sunday 15th April at 5pm. Applications for the Finance and Accounting role are now closed. The 2050 Climate group are recruiting for two new young professionals to join our Board of Trustees. These roles are specifically for a Finance and Accounting and a Human Resources remit.  The […]

Date Announced for Youth Climate Summit 2018

We’re getting ready for our biggest event of the year! Join us 28th April in Glasgow to explore the ‘Just Transition’ at Scotland’s Youth Climate Summit ‘Just for Youth‘.  Registration for this event is now live, sign up for free here.   WHAT IS THE JUST TRANSITION? A theory of change for the low carbon transition that seeks […]

Circular Economy Mapping: Edinburgh and beyond

Circular Economy Mapping Week (5-11 February 2018) is an initiative led by Circular Economy Club (CEC) which aims to map circular economy initiatives around the globe. Volunteer organisers all over the world will run group sessions to map the circular economy in their cities.  The premise is simple: If we all map circular initiatives in our cities, together […]

2050 Climate Group winners at Scottish Green Energy Awards

2050 Climate Group won the Contribution to Skills Award for their work with young professionals across Scotland. The youth charity are delighted to receive this and be recognised by the prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards 2017.  The 2050 Climate Group works with young people across Scotland, engaging, educating and empowering them to take action on […]

Professional Network Opens New Doors for ‘Young’ Borderers

Friday 25 August was the launch of the new Scottish Borders Young Professionals (SBYP). SBYP aim to provide social opportunities for those starting their professional careers in the Borders or reestablishing themselves in a new field. Over 90% of businesses within the Borders are small and medium-sized enterprises, Economic Profile for the Scottish Borders, (2013). […]

Sustainable Growth Agreement with Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Thursday 6 July marked an exciting milestone for the 2050 Climate Group. After being supported by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for the past three years, we have embarked on a new journey with them. We are thrilled to announce that we are the third recipient of a Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) with SEPA. […]

Global Recognition for Scottish Youth Climate Charity

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

2050 Climate Group Announces New Leaders

The 2050 Climate Group announced this week the appointment of a new Chair and new Vice-Chair.  Richard Dryburgh, former Treasurer of the organisation, has been appointed to the position as Chair with Kerry-Anne McKay, appointed as Vice Chair and Ian Mack as the group’s Treasurer. Commenting on the future of the 2050 Climate Group, Elizabeth […]

Watch Elizabeth’s Talk at TEDxUniversity of Glasgow

In March 2017, our then Chair, Elizabeth, spoke at TEDxUniversityofGlasgow conference. Watch her talk below:

Leading for the Future: Youth Climate Summit 2016

Over 300 of Scotland’s Future Leaders Gather in Glasgow More than 300 of Scotland’s future leaders gathered at the Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre for Leading for the Future, the 2050 Climate Group’s second Youth Climate Summit on November 26th, 2016. This event brought together young people from across Scotland to learn about how they […]

2050 @ COP 22 Agenda Announcement

Leading for the Future: Mainstreaming Climate Action Monday 7th November 19:00 – 20:30 UTC / GMT COP22 Green Zone, Draa Room The 2050 Climate Group is driving transformational change in Scotland through its Young Leaders Development Programme.  This world-first programme prepares the next generation of leaders to lead the transition to a low carbon world.  […]

2050 Climate Group at UN COP22!

Scotland’s Young Leaders to be Featured at UN Climate Conference in Marrakech A group of young leaders from Scotland have been invited by the United Nations to contribute to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) taking place in Marrakech in November. Representatives from Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group will run a session on ‘Leading […]

Scottish Green Energy Awards Finalist

  The 2050 Climate Group announced as a Finalist for the Scottish Green Energy Awards    The finalists for this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards include the 2050 Climate Group, Scotland’s youth climate group, for their contribution to skills in over 150 young people in Scotland. Over the past year, the 2050 Climate Group have […]

2050 Programme Co-ordinator

This job is to support the functions of the 2050 Climate Group and support the delivery of the Young Leaders Development Programme. The Young Leaders Development Programme has currently 120 young professionals participating in the programme, which involves a series of 7 learning modules and a summit at the end of the calendar year. Young [...]

Our Response to Air Passenger Duty

The 2050 Climate Group have submitted their response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the proposed 50% tax cut to Air Passenger Duty. This response reflects the expertise of our area of work – leading the transition to a low carbon economy through educating, engaging and empowering the next generation of leaders. A baseline survey […]

2050 Climate Group Announces New Chair

The 2050 Climate Group announced this week the appointment of a new Chair and two new Vice-Chairs.  Elizabeth Dirth, former Vice Chair, has been appointed to the position, with Mike Elm and Chris Palmer newly appointed as Vice Chairs. Commenting on the future of the 2050 Climate Group, Elizabeth Dirth said: “The task before us […]

2050 Climate Group at the UN Conference of the Parties 2015

We have been invited by the United Nations to contribute to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) taking place in Paris in December! Representatives from Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group will run a session on ‘Educating, Engaging & Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders on Climate Action’ at the UN conference in December. […]

Our Response to Scotland’s Missed Climate Targets

The 2050 Climate Group is aiming to engage their generation in climate action, saying it is vital that everyone works together to meet Scotland’s ambitious climate targets. “Whilst the announcement this week that the climate targets figures have been missed for the fourth year in a row is disappointing, we believe it should act as […]

Scotland’s Way Ahead

As part of our vision to help Scotland transition to a low carbon economy, we have joined a Task Force on a WWF led project, which aims to assist in the implementation of low carbon infrastructure in Scotland. We are very excited to be a part of this team collaborating with many key figures across the […]

Creating the 2050 Climate Group

In early 2014, Young Scot and the 2020 Climate Group worked together to field a nationwide search for dedicated, passionate people under 30 engaged with tackling climate change. The result was the appointment of 23 young professionals as 2050 Young Leaders: these ‘20-somethings’ are based throughout Scotland and work in the public, private and third […]