Our Story

We are a coalition of youths from the global North and South who have come together to demand action on addressing the Loss and Damage caused by climate change. 

Our coalition is made up of 900+ youths from more than 70 countries.

Our Mission

To build a borderless global partnership between youth to take action on addressing loss and damage.

Our Mission

A world where the impacts of loss and damage are addressed equitably. A world where developed countries take responsibility for their outsize contribution to the climate crisis by treating loss and damage with a sense of urgency. A world where we honor the rights of future generations to a safe climate.

Our Objective

  • Driving action on Loss and Damage through advocacy and awareness-raising globally;
  • Advocating for the establishment of new and adequate sources of finance to address loss and damage;
  • Enhancing the capacity of global youth to understand and take action on addressing loss and damage; and
  • Promoting sustainable youth participation in decision-making around Loss and Damage at national and international levels.

Meet The Global Coordinators

Global Coordinator

Umuhoza Grace

Grace Ineza is the Founder of the youth-led Rwandan non-profit The Green Protector, where she serves as an Executive Officer and the co-founder of the Loss c and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).

Global Coordinator

Nicolas Gaulin

Nicolas is the former Executive Coordinator of the BCCIC Climate Change Branch, a Vancouver-based youth climate advocacy organization committed to SDG 13 and intergenerational equity. He has co-published several papers on supply-side fossil fuel cuts

Meet the



Mamadou Sylla

Advocacy Working Group  Co-coordinator

Sylla is an environmental activist from Senegal and a member of ASAN, a non-government organisation, working on protecting nature and promoting sustainable tourism. Founding member and President of Naturefriends UGB in 2019, the local branch of ASAN at Gaston Berger University, He is currently serving as an advocacy coordinator for the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition.


Shreya K.C.

Advocacy Working Group  Co-coordinator

Shreya is a passionate Nepali socio-climate justice activist from Nepal. She is an active member of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition and the Contact Person for the NDCs working group at YOUNGO. She possesses a rich understanding of climate negotiations and her efforts are reflected in her work with a diverse group of young people across the world to champion the meaningful participation of young people in decision-making spaces. 


Eva Mukayiranga

Training Working Group Coordinator

Eva Peace is an Environmentalist and co-founder of the LDYC where she serves as the coordinator of the training working group. Eva is also the Co-coordinator of the L&DC’s finance working group and the Finance Officer of The Green Protector.


Adeline Cyuzuzo

Storytelling Working Group Coordinator

Adeline is an environmentalist, passionate about climate change and sustainable development. Adeline works as an operations officer at The Green Protector and coordinator of the storytelling working group of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).


Kevin Mtai

Communication Working Group  Co-coordinator

Kevin is a Kenya climate justice activist and environmentalist co-founder of the Kenya Environmental Action Network and Former event coordinator at MockCop26. He is currently the Global Director Coordinator at Earth Uprising and a communications coordinator at the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition.





Paul Chukwuma

Communication Working Group  Co-coordinator

Paul is a Nigerian climate change enthusiast and published author in sustainability and change. He is the communications coordinator at LDYC. He was the national coordinator for ClimateScience in Rwanda and a member of the capacity-building team at the SDG7 youth constituency.


Samuel C. Okorie

Research Working Group Coordinator

Samuel is a climate and environmental specialist, a Climate Reality Leader, and a Fellow of Cambridge Existential Risk. He was a Climate Pact Ambassador for the EU; Investigative Journalist for Young British Climate Connect British Council, and the Lead-field researcher for the UNICEF Nigeria Urban-slum research. He is the Research Working Group Coordinator with the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition, the international environment and development institute (IIED), and the Contact Point for Loss and Damage, YOUNGO-UNFCCC


Lamis A. El Khatieb

Research Working Group Coordinator

Lamis is a British Council Green Scholar and an MSc Environmental Futures with Climate change graduate. She is the National Focal Point for Egypt at Un1fy, the research work group coordinator with the loss and damage youth coalition and the international institute for environment and development (IIED), a YLE researcher, and Placement Project Intern with the Carbon Literacy Project.


Jefferson Estela

Pacific Training Coordinator

Jefferson Estela is a queer Filipino intersectional environmentalist, climate justice and youth activist, community organizer, and freelance architectural designer. He is the co-founder of Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines (YS4C PH), one of the pioneer youth-led climate movements and campaigns in the Philippines, focused on humanizing climate action through activism and storytelling, and the Pacific Coordinator of Loss and Damage Youth Coalition.





 Pacific Training Coordinator


Selita is a Climate Justice activist and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Fiji. She has worked as an intern for Sherani Lawyers, Caritas Fiji, Sunil Kumar Esquire and Vama Law


Xiomara Acevedo

 Coordinator of the LAC regional training



Xiomara Acevedo Navarro is a Colombian Professional in International relations, with a postgraduate study in climate change, cities and leadership. She is the founder of Barranquilla+20 and also the coordinator of the Women for Climate Justice network in Colombia.

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