This is an incredible opportunity for young people to engage with governments and clean energy companies from Canada and around the world and connect with leading minds in the global clean energy transition. We will look to highlight stories that showcase the increased role of women in energy; the use of and development of innovative technologies; empowering local-level leadership; increasing regional energy access; innovative investment and finance; equity and inclusion in energy.
Over the course of several months, participants will learn about CEM/MI and engage their communities on clean energy and innovation. Youth will educate their peers and highlight success stories that demonstrate how young people can help accelerate our energy transition. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the CEM/ MI Young Leaders Forum hosted by Student Energy, running parallel to the CEM / MI Ministerial.
At the forum, youth participants will have opportunities to interact with clean energy leaders from the CEM-MI countries, as well as private sector and civil society participants. The program will offer unique learning and networking opportunities to the participants. They will be invited to attend parts of the ministerial meetings events, take part in panel discussions; participate in a Policy Hackathon to address obstacles holding back the creation and adoption of key clean energy policies and join in an Innovation Jam brainstorming session focused on solutions and opportunities for the future of energy .
Student Energy empowers youth to become the change agents who will shape our energy future. We work with actors in the energy system to create a space for young people to have a voice in decision-making and accelerate innovation in industry and government. By participating in the CEM/ MI Youth program, youth are joining a network of over 50,000 young people across 130 countries that make up Student Energy’s movement. All participants will be supported through the Student Energy chapters program that will provide capacity building, peer support and connections to our global network.
After the Ministerials, a final digital report containing the youth clean energy stories will be created to be presented at the International Student Energy Summit in London, July 2019, an event that gathers 700 delegates from 120 countries, and it will be integrated into communications in the lead up to the event as an example of what youth from around the world can accomplish.
Deadline to apply is January 27, 2019, 11:59 PST
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-Participants will have the opportunity to receive one out of five travel bursaries awarded based on merit or financial need in order to attend Ministerial in Vancouver. Other participants will be responsible for their own travel funding, but Student Energy will provide resources on fundraising for your trip. All participants will receive a pass to attend the Clean Energy Ministerial 10 / Mission Innovation 4 events.
- Participants must be between the ages of 18 - 30
- Participants must have a valid passport by May 2019, and obtain a visa to travel to Canada if required
- Applicants must be citizens of member countries of CEM/MI, these include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States and the European Commission: ( Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia)
-Applications for the CEM/MI Youth Forum will be accepted from participants residing in countries that are not included in the list above. In the event that applications are not filled from certain member countries, special consideration will be given to applicants from non-member countries of CEM/MI to attend the youth forum.
-Selected participants will share media with the purpose of highlighting their clean energy story. Participants must be comfortable with sharing content such as images, video, diagram to showcase their projects and accomplishments.