Youth Climate Actions @ClimatexSummit’s Three Tracks
During the ClimatexSummit, over 400 youth from 6 continents submitted their work, which covered academic research papers, short video clips, and commercial ideas.
After careful evaluation by the co-organizing universities, comprised of Columbia University, the University of Oxford, Yale University and Tsinghua, 10 postgraduates won the Best Prize in the Academic Track for their outstanding research, focusing on the synergy between climate change and Energy, Nature/Biodiversity, Health/Food, Transportation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For the Voice Track’s film project, the ActNowFilm was co-led by Cambridge Zero and Bath Institute for Policy Research, and sponsored by the COP26 UK Universities Network, brought the voices of 140 youth, from 6 continents, to the global climate leaders on 11th Nov, when it was displayed in the COP26 Green Zone.
The Action Track recruited 8 teams, each comprised of students from different GAUC universities and disciplines. The team named “Adaptables,” with their pitch for an interactive app, SEAadapta, won the Climate x Hackathon Prize, for the enthusiasm, creativity, and resourcefulness that their solution showed.
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