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Apply to the Young Climate Innovators program at Innovate4Climate(Fully-funded and open to all nationalities)

Apply to the Young Climate Innovators program at Innovate4Climate(Fully-funded and open to all nationalities)

Unlocking the Power of Youth in Accelerating Climate Change Action

Young people are emerging as pivotal forces in the urgent drive towards climate action and transformative change. They represent a dynamic cohort of change-makers, climate advocates, activists, entrepreneurs, and above all, innovators. Leveraging their skills, passion, and unique perspectives, youth are at the forefront of advancing and implementing solutions to combat climate change, be it through technology, scientific inquiry, or educational initiatives.

Young Climate Innovators (YCI) at Innovate4Climate

The Young Climate Innovators (YCI) program, hosted by Innovate4Climate (I4C) in collaboration with the Connect4Climate Global Partnerships Program of the World Bank Group and the Global Youth Climate Network, embodies this spirit of youth-driven action. It serves as a platform for young professionals and students aged 18-35 to converge, learn, and exchange ideas on their pivotal roles in scaling up climate action and fostering climate-resilient recovery. Through intergenerational dialogues and peer-to-peer engagements focused on the themes of I4C, YCI empowers the next generation of climate leaders.

Join Us at the 2024 Edition of YCI

For the upcoming 2024 edition of YCI, Innovate4Climate is inviting 50+ young professionals and graduate-level students from across the globe who are committed to careers in climate action, policy, and international development. The event is scheduled to take place on September 11th in Berlin, Germany.

Opportunities Await

Participants of YCI 2024 will have the unique opportunity to:

  1. Network: Engage with global climate leaders, World Bank experts, and private sector specialists from diverse backgrounds throughout the I4C programs, fostering valuable connections and collaborations.
  2. Share: Showcase your innovative ideas, solutions, or new business proposals during dedicated pitching sessions at Innovate4Climate, amplifying your impact and garnering support for your initiatives.
  3. Exchange: Participate in vibrant discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions, contributing your insights and perspectives to shape the discourse around climate action and resilience.

Apply Now

The application for the 2024 YCI program is now open. If you’re passionate about driving climate action and seeking to make a tangible difference in the world, we encourage you to seize this opportunity. Apply here.

Act Fast

Please note that only selected participants will be contacted. For further inquiries or additional information, feel free to reach out to us at innovate4climate@worldbank.org.


The youth hold immense potential to catalyze transformative change in the fight against climate change. Through initiatives like Young Climate Innovators at Innovate4Climate, we can harness this potential and empower young leaders to drive impactful solutions, ensuring a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come. Join us in unlocking the power of youth in accelerating climate change action.

Apply Now for YCI 2024 and be the change you wish to see in the world.