Who we are
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 640+ youths from more than 60 countries.
To build a borderless global partnership between youth to take action on addressing loss and damage.
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 honour the rights of future generations to a safe climate.
- 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.
INEZA UMUHOZA GRACE
Founder of the youth-led Rwandan non-profit The Green Protector where she serves as an Executive Officer and is the co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).
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.
Hyacinthe Niyitegeka is a water scientist with experience working on climate policy in different contexts. She co-founded the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition and co-leads their advocacy working group. She coordinates the Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC). She is also a part of the youth-led Rwandan non-profit, The Green Protector
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.
A Nigerian and climate change research enthusiast. 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.
Eva Peace Mukayiranga
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.
An environmentalist and climate activist. Adeline works as an executive assistant at The Green Protector and coordinator of the storytelling working group of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC).
He is the co-founder of Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines, the pioneer youth-led climate movement and campaign in the Philippines focused on humanizing climate action through activism and storytelling.
Selita Pulini Tikoibua
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 Navarro
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.
Richard Matey is a young researcher, environmentalist and sustainable development professional with about 7 years of experience in environment, renewable energy, agriculture and climate change initiatives in Ghana. He is currently the coordinator of Youth Climate Council Ghana.