The Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP) is a unique opportunity for young people (aged 18-35) in Scotland to join a network and receive high quality training on climate change and leadership.
Over 6 training days throughout a year, we provide our young leaders with training on:
Climate Change Education: understanding how climate change will impact on food, energy, transport, resource use and identifying the key systemic and behavioural changes needed to transition to a more sustainable way of living.
Leadership Skills: improving communication, understanding how to influence others, motivating and inspiring others.
The programme is completely free thanks to our funders and supporters.
Young leaders also develop and work on group projects tackling issues that they care about. Projects can receive funding through 2050 Climate Group with some becoming established businesses by the end of the programme. Here are some examples from the 2018-19 cohort.
Through the programme, we equip young leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to influence three key spheres:
How can we change our own lives and the lives, behaviours and decisions of those around us to better tackle climate change?
How can we influence the places we work, the businesses we buy goods and services from and the businesses we have no connection with?
How do we effectively influence politicians and politics from the local level up to the international stage?