Youth climate action
The Climate Challenge Fund is empowering young people to take action on climate change.
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has supported projects led-by and involving young people at youth groups, Student Associations and uniformed organisations, such as the scouts. These projects have reduced local carbon emissions, helping to tackle climate change.
Filmed and edited by young people during the summer of 2019, An-Dràsta! examines how the climate emergency is affecting the Western Isles. It is also a plea from our young people to protect our shared futures. The film was produced as part of the Community LED by Energy Champions project. This initiative is run by Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn and Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh and funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, with additional support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
To continue the important involvement of young people with the CCF Grant Panel, we were been pleased to work with Young Scot who selected and trained four young people to sit on the Panel.
We were delighted to speak with Elaine Brown from Bright Green Business at our annual CCF conference and hear about opportunities for young people in the environmental sector. We work with Bright Green Business through the CCF Recruitment Service which provides qualified interns for CCF projects.
You can find out more about some of the CCF projects led-by and involving young people in our case studies below.