The Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) are an alliance of youth from the global North and South who have come together to demand action on addressing loss and damage caused by climate change.
The alliance is made up of more than 85 members from 37+ countries.
The started LDYC because they saw loss and damage as a neglected issue, and also because they wanted to improve the ability of young people around the world to engage in decision-making around climate change.
The LDYC's mission is to build a borderless global partnership between youth to take action on addressing loss and damage.
The LDYC envision a world where the impacts of loss and damage are addressed in an equitable way. 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.
The LDYC's objectives are to:
• Drive action on loss and damage through advocacy and awareness-raising;
• Build the capacity of global youth on loss and damage, including through project management; and
• Promote youth participation in decision-making around loss and damage.
• For more information on the LDYC please contact Sadie DeCoste and Ineza Umuhoza, Co-ordinators of Loss and Damage Youth Coalition: