Department of Environment


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.

The Climate Change Youth Amabassador program is on hiatus. We will not be taking applications for 2018.


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Youth Conversations

Youth at Youth Scenario Planning Workshop in August 2013

2015 Youth Conversations event

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Climate Change Youth Conversations 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 5:50 pm - 8:30 pm

Yukon College, Room C1440

RSVP deadline is August 2.

This annual gathering of young people is a place to learn and talk about climate change in Yukon. If you’re aged 15 – 29 and concerned about how climate change is affecting the North (and everywhere), join us for the conversation... and stay for the snacks!

Youth outside of Whitehorse are welcome to particpate via video or phone conference. Ask about options when you RSVP.

To RSVP, please contact Aven Knutson at,

or (867) 667-5361.

Must be 15 - 29 to attend.

Participation is free.
Space is limited to 30 participants.


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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

Address: Box 2703 (V-205) Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 2C6