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Review: Youth Summit 2016 - Green Energy Revolution

In 2016, we came together to start a green energy revoltion.

60 young people from all over the world came together in Augsburg from Oct 29th to Nov 3rd.

Speakers like Prof. Rajendra Pachauri from Energy and Resources Institute New Dehli and Thomas Crowther talked to us via skype and gave inspirations of how to plant 1,000 billion trees and how to start an energy revolution.

Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Radermacher impressed the young people by giving an motivation speach about the Sustainable Development Goals.

As many of our Climate Justice Ambassords are now 18 years and older, we finally were able to found our own association: Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative e.V. We discussed the statues succesfully with the help of the lawyer Dr. Markus Nauheim from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Many thanks! Watch here Felix presenting the vision and mission:

Furthermore, we worked on our own plans of how to implement a green energy revolution in each country.

Some of the young people travelled to Marrakesh to the COP22 afterwards. On Nov 4th, 2016, the UN Climate Agreement was set into force. Our Plant-for-the-Planet delegation contributed to this success by spreading the Change Chocolate among the negotiators.

Those who stayed in Germany had the chance to take part in a Junior Project Management Training by Ottmann & Partner GmbH and in our Empowerment Center where the youths were trained to organize Academies and coordinate the activities in their countries.

Congratulations! We are looking forward to the next Youth Summit!

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