he Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a network uniting Indian youth and youth oriented organisations who are concerned about climate change & environment issues. IYCN works to generate awareness about and establish consensus on what role India should play in the global debate of climate change, and how it should address its domestic issues.
IYCN has active members in 16 states of the country and has partner networks/ organisations in other states of India. Registered in July 2009, IYCN has approximately 200 coordinators and volunteers with outreach to thousands of youth in colleges, schools, corporations and institutions in India.
IYCN works at three levels:
As a network of individuals enabling people to come together and work at a grassroots level, to form friendships and support each other. As a coalition of partner and supporter groups who leverage off a national network of young people passionate about the environment and development. As an organisation that runs its own programs/ projects as well as participates in & supports programs/ campaigns of other organisations. Using the platforms of awareness campaigns, policy advocacy and result-oriented projects, IYCN organizes following activities:
Youth summits on environment issues & climate change Campaigns for clean energy and water Waste management & awareness projects Workshops on environment issues & climate change Policy tracking and delegation to UN conferences on climate change The Indian Youth Climate Network is a registered society under Section XI of the Societies Registration Act of 1860.