EUTeens4Green’s Visionary Role in the US Just Transition Fund 2023
Startup Europe Regions Network recently had the honor of representing EUTeens4Green at the US Just Transition Fund 2023 National Convening in Washington, D.C., which took place from October 18th to October 20th. This significant event brought together a diverse range of leaders, experts, and advocates, all committed to the cause of transitioning to a more just and sustainable economy. EUTeens4Green’s presence at this event highlighted its dynamic initiative, which empowers young people to become change-makers in the transition towards a green economy. In this article, we explore the role of EUTeens4Green at the Just Transition Fund 2023 and the impact of their visionary endeavor.
EUTeens4Green: Empowering Youth for Green Transition:
EUTeens4Green is an initiative with a forward-looking vision, actively contributing to the green transition in carbon-intensive regions of the European Union. It allocates funds to youth-led initiatives that work towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. The primary goal of this initiative is to empower young people to become change-makers in their communities, providing them with the tools and resources to actively participate in the green transition.
The US Just Transition Fund 2023 National Convening:
The Just Transition Fund is a critical player in the transition to a more sustainable and equitable economy. The 2023 National Convening held in Washington, D.C. aimed to draw out best practices and identify commonalities among communities undergoing this transition. The event brought together a broad network of leaders, including economic and workforce development experts, policy advocates, labor leaders, and public and private sector representatives. The goal was to share knowledge, strategies, and insights into the just transition movement.
EUTeens4Green’s Role at the Convening:
SERN, representing EUTeens4Green, actively participated in the 2023 National Convening. Our involvement was focused on learning about the US Just Transition and sharing experiences in engaging young people in the just transition movement. EUTeens4Green’s presence underscored the importance of involving and empowering the younger generation to be active contributors to the transition to a green economy.
Collaboration and Global Exchange:
The event was hosted by the Just Transition Fund in partnership with Climate Strategies, the Funder Forum on Oil and Gas, the Growald Climate Fund, and Swaniti Global. SERN, alongside colleagues from around the world, engaged in sharing promising practices and strategizing about the most pressing problems and opportunities within the just transition movement. This international exchange of ideas and collaboration further emphasizes the global importance of transitioning to a more sustainable and just economy.
EUTeens4Green’s representation at the US Just Transition Fund 2023 National Convening reflects our commitment to empowering young people and promoting a green transition in the EU and beyond. The visionary endeavor to support youth-led projects that benefit communities in transition is a crucial step towards a more sustainable and equitable future. The collaboration with leaders and experts from around the world highlights the importance of a global effort to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the just transition movement. EUTeens4Green’s participation at the Convening leaves a lasting impact on the path towards a greener, more just economy.