#Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit at COP 28 > Application
What is the #Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit?
Led by the Centre for Global Education, the #Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit is an education and leadership program that allows children ages 13-19 to learn about the economic, social, and environmental interconnections of climate change through hands-on experiences. Students from around the world come together to build skills in action, advocacy, and global citizenship. The #Decarbonize Summit empowers student as environmental leaders to best serve their homes, schools, and communities. The #Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit runs in parallel to COP (same place, same time). Students will attend COP events, turning their Summit learning into real advocacy opportunities.

What is COP?
COP stands for the Conference of Parties and is the annual UN Climate Change Conference that takes place in a different host city each year. The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and assesses progress on combatting climate change.

Why Attend the #Decarbonize Student Leadership Summit?
Climate learning, skill building, meeting amazing people, and having a once-in-a-lifetime experience are not the only reasons to attend (Don't just take our word for it!). By participating in the #Decarbonize Summit, students will also earn a certificate to include on school and award applications and their resumes. This is a rewarding leadership experience you’ll use for years to come!

Learning that lasts a lifetime. Action that creates a better world.

This application asks a few short questions about you & your reasons for wanting to attend the Summit. Download the questions here, so that you can read, think about, and prepare your answers - then come back and copy them into your application.
  • General Student Application Questions HERE
  • Global Lead Student Application Questions HERE
What is the Daily Program?
See our draft schedule here: #Decarbonize2023 Student Leadership Summit Agenda (DRAFT - Dates may change).

We know it is exceptionally hard to wait for news on acceptance to these types of programs! Notifications are sent to students in two rounds: (1) Emails of general selection will start in June and run until November, (2) Global Lead Selection will be made starting in October 2023 (exceptions to these timelines can be made, please email me with requests). Decisions on financial support will not occur until October.

Student applications will be accepted until Oct 31, 2023, and by invitation-only after that time. Please email sarah@takingitglobal.org with any questions.
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