Rallying Young Leaders to Showcase Solutions for Climate Action

Author: Kelly Cannon

At the beginning of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Week, the UN Youth Climate Summit brought together young leaders and challenged the next-generation of minds to share their climate solutions with world leaders.

Eight Reboot the Earth winners presented their winning solutions at the UN Youth Climate Summit. This social coding hackathon series hosted by the UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL), SAP, and Deloitte, and encouraged purpose-driven innovation using coding, software development, and emerging technologies. These winners will have the opportunity to incubate their solutions in one of the UNTIL labs, located in countries around the world, including Finland, Malaysia, Egypt, and India.

The global stage given to the youth at this year’s UNGA Week demonstrates the critical role of youth engagement in addressing climate change along with the rest of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, kicked off the UNGA Week with a climate strike that rallied millions of people around the world to encourage action to address climate change. Greta has inspired the next generation to speak up and develop real-world solutions to create a better future.

Support the role of young people in developing climate solutions with UNTIL, SAP, and Deloitte. Engage in the Reboot Accelerator, which will build on the momentum from Reboot the Earth, and continue to mobilize youth to leverage technology for good and reboot everything.

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