Indian Youth Climate Network

Establishing Youth Presence among decision makers

Mobilizing Youth for innovative Climate Solutions

About Us

IYCN was founded in 2008 as a coalition of young people & youth-oriented organisations to take action on climate change.


IYCN organises capacity building workshops, implement solution-based projects, & events to bring youth’s voice together on climate change.


Since 2008, more than 80 members of IYCN have participated and contributed in key policy deliberations at COPs.

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Our Mission

To unite the youth of India to ensure a clean, bright future. We aim to generate awareness and empower a generation of young people to take effective action against climate change, at a local, state, national and international level.

We promise to -

  • Unite for the cause of climate change.
  • Share our stories of local climate challenges.
  • Engage in workshops, learn, exchange & empower each other.
  • Inspire others into action. 
  • Change our future for the better.
COP 26 Glimpse

IYCN at COP 26

The COP explainer series includes a series of articles that provide insights into various aspects of the event. It covers topics such as the history of COP, the key objectives of the conference, the participating countries, and what each country hopes to achieve. The series also explores the science behind climate change and the potential consequences if urgent action is not taken.


Policy Advocacy

Capacity Building

Climate Solutions

Youth Leadership


We understand the global importance of the

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*.

Partnership For The Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Life On Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Sustainable Cities & Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

 A Circular Revolution: HT Smartcast Originals

Get ready to be inspired by ‘A Circular Revolution’ – the podcast that celebrates the power of Indian youth to drive sustainability and innovation in the Circular Economy. In each episode, join host Ankita Pahwa (@ankita.pahwa) as she speaks to an ‘Agent of Change’, conscientiously identified by the Indian Youth Climate Network. Whether you’re a young person looking to make a difference, or simply someone who wants to learn more about the circular economy and sustainable living, this podcast is for you. Join us on this journey of transformation and discover the power of youth-led change.With support from EU-REI, IYCN has joined hands with MYCA (Maha Youth for Climate Action), UNICEF Maharastra, and UNICEF India to raise the voices of youth who are making a difference in their communities.

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IYCN works to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on India, particularly among young people. The organization advocates for policy changes and supports grassroots initiatives to promote sustainable development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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