Youth face some of the greatest challenges when it comes to climate change, but also have the biggest opportunity to make a difference. 

As climate leaders convene at the landmark Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California on September 12-14, 2018, they are looking for people across government, business, and civil society for the solutions we need to stop climate change. Will you answer their call to "take ambition to the next level"?

If we continue on our current track, youth will inherit the most significant impacts of a warming world through direct impacts on social, economic, cultural, and environmental stability.

As the largest voting block in the country, unprecedented numbers of young people are rising to meet the climate challenge, but even greater levels of action are required to protect our future.

The Summit will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary climate action achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens. It will also be a launchpad for even more ambitious worldwide climate commitments.

This begins with you. What ideas do you have to break through the gridlock that persists around climate change? How can we drive real and meaningful solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can we engage youth to lead this transformative process?

We invite all 18 to 24 year olds residing in the U.S. to answer these questions by designing a concrete and implementable policy solution, sustainable business, advocacy campaign, land use design, or scientific proposal.  

Contribute your creativity and ingenuity in the #YouthStepUp climate contest. The top winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and multiple winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to California to help make your visions a reality.

All applications are due by August 8th, 2018 at 11:59pm PT. Ready to get started?

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