Climate change and youth

Youth Eco-Forum whole group photo

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Climate Change Youth Ambassador


   Annina Altherr holding a fish   Annina Altherr, 2016 Climate Change Youth Ambassador

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Annina Altherr was the 2016 Climate Change Youth Ambassador for Yukon. The Climate Change Youth Ambassador program is an opportunity for Yukon youth to learn about negotiations, diplomacy, and cutting-edge climate change science and policy.

Youth ambassadors travel to an international climate change summit, where they witness the negotiation process first-hand and connect with people from other countries who are involved in climate change.

The 2016 international climate change summit (COP 22) was held in Marrakesh, Morocco from November 14–18.


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Youth Conversations

Youth at Youth Scenario Planning Workshop in August 2013

2015 Youth Conversations event

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Youth Conversations is an annual event intended to build relationships with Yukon youth, aged 18–29. The Climate Change Secretariat meets with young people to share information, and to get a youth perspective on climate change issues.

Our 2016 event, Climate Mythbusters, was on August 1. Thank you to all the youth that came out to share and learn.

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Youth leadership

STEP Student Stephanie Pike in Carcross

STEP student gave a presentation in Carcross, YT

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Our internship opportunities are administered through the Student Training Employment Program (STEP). Every year, all government summer STEP positions get posted on the Yukon government job website.

For the past few summers, our STEP intern has been in the position of Adaptation and Outreach Assistant. Interns in this position have helped with projects such as the annual Environmental Sustainability Award and the Youth Conversations event.

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Contact the Climate Change Secretariat

Phone: 867-456-5544
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5544
Fax: 867-456-5543

Email: climatechange@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-205) Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 2C6