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ACE Youth Forum 2021

Engaging and Incorporating Youth Perspectives
in ACE Negotiations and Implementation

The 2021 Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) YouthForum (AYF) was a virtual conference held from July 10ᵗʰ to 18ᵗʰ, 2021, organized by members of YOUNGO's ACEWorking Group. The 2021 AYF was an enormous success in terms of accessibility, inclusivity, and representativeness, and we hope that it will serve as a model for future youth-in-ACE initiatives.

Building upon the foundation laid by the first ACE Youth Forum held in 2018, the second ACE Youth Forum (AYF 2021) aimed to elevate the voices of young people around the world during this critical year for progressing the work of ACE. Specifically, it provided a platform for meaningful exchanges to enhance implementation of ACE by young people, while also crafting and publishing a set of youth policy recommendations directly linked to the next ACE Decision governments must adopt by COP26.

Key Outcomes & Impacts:

  • 2,000 Youth reached across 130 countries;

  • 29% increase in participants understanding of ACE from the capacity-building event;

  • 20+ Youth proposals & solutions to Parties for the next ACE WP.

Thank you to all of the participants from the event! Check out the Impact Report and Policy Summary below:

The 2021 forum took place from 10-18 July

The 2021 AYF was conducted across two weekends, starting with a high-level kick-off event and capacity building session on Saturday, July 10. The main Youth Forum itself was convened the following Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18. During the week between these two parts, the #WeekofACE2021 offered a range of affiliated side events.


Registration is closed. Thank's to everyone for attending!

#WeekofACE 2021

#WeekofACE2021 offered a range of side events run by our partner organizations in order to increase accessibility for all stakeholders - not just youth.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the #WeekofACE events! Learn more about the #WeekofACE by clicking the button below.

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