Youth collaboration to address environmental, economic & social challenges in the Arctic
Youth Arctic Coalition
YAC is a global youth collaboration to address environmental, economic & social challenges and opportunities in the Arctic
What is essential?
It is essential to the future of the global economy and the vitality of the Arctic and its people to take spirited action with the aim of improving quality of life and the health of the Arctic environment.
What do key-issue areas include?
Key issue-areas include education, housing, food security, employment, climate change, sustainable development, environmental protection, biodiversity and sovereignty.
What is the Youth role in the Arctic?
It is vital for youth to play a leading role in the pursuit of positive change for the benefit of the Arctic and its people.
Youth Arctic Coalition
The Youth Arctic Coalition (YAC) is an independent global forum for youth to voice their opinions, make collaborative decisions and declarations, and work to influence the course of Arctic governance. The YAC aims to address the multifaceted challenges facing the Arctic through initiatives that engage and empower Northern communities.
Today, the community of Clyde River goes against the National Energy Board in the Federal Court of Appeals. They need our help to raise awareness, and bring justice to the community!
If you are in Toronto, on Monday April 20th, there will be a rally and Arctic Feast at noon outside the courtroom at 180 Queen St! The trial is open to the public, and is in courtroom 7C!
If you are in Iqaluit, there will be a live-feed of the trial at the courthouse in courtroom 2!
The YAC continues to show support and solidarity to the community of Clyde River in their efforts defend the Arctic environment against Seismic Testing.
This information session hosted in Toronto last Thursday talked about the efforts of Clyde Rivers effort, and the next steps in this campaign! Jerry Natanine, Mayor of Clyde River even brought down some Arctic Char to try! #WeStandWithClydeRiver
The Youth Arctic Coalition and youth from around the would like to show their support and stand in solidarity with Clyde River. The YAC has brought youth from all corners of the world to say ‘not now’ to seismic testing in Baffin Bay, just outside of the community of Clyde River.
Please watch and share this video, and help us get Clyde River’s message out to the world!
Also, have your say about how the YAC should proceed. Take a look at the draft of our position papers and let us know what you think. Click here to view the draft.
Youth Arctic Coalition is now officially listed on Wikipedia as one of the Regional Arctic Cooperative Organizations. Hats off to all of our directors, members, advisors and our dear fans. Without your support and encouragement, our success wouldn’t have been possible! https://en.wikipedia.org/wi…/Arctic_cooperation_and_politics
Our amazing Policy Leader Christopher J. Carter has proudly got has his own seat on the 2015-2016 United Nations working group on: “Resilience: Minimizing Loss and Damages to Climate Change Impacts”. Check out this video to have a broader knowledge about the United Nations University. This video animation was made to explain how …
Thank you, Manon! Over the past year, Manon Turmel has single-handedly boosted the YAC’s reputation around the world. From the Arctic Circle conference in Iceland to the COP to the International Symposium on Northern Development, Manon has tirelessly supported this organization. We wish her the best of luck in …
Our UBC Global Lounge presentation on the COP is now available! In this presentations, our representative “Katherine Tourigny” basically explains on YAC experience on the COP, the current and future projects, past and new partnerships, COP structure, YAC’s role at COP 20, and last but not least, few images of her and …
Support Nunavut students to make their dream come true! This amazing group of students in Clyde River just reached out for help: they are working hard to fundraise for an international grad trip for 5 successful grade 12 graduates. It will be THE FIRST TIME for most of them …
Huge announcement for Arctic graduates, postgraduates, scholars, & professors. YOU ARE ALL INVITED to the Marine research and education expedition «Exploring Russian Arctic» within the framework of the project «Arctic Floating University – 2015». The expedition route will include: White Sea – Barents Sea – Kara Sea – Yamal Peninsula – …
Callout for Sami youth participants for conference in Finland. The Arctic School Network consists of a group of Swedish students working collaboratively to address Arctic issues and are seeking two Sami youth between the ages of 15 and 25 to attend the conference they are presently organizing in Rovaniemi, Finland. The conference …
YAC is now making headlines with the solidarity video that was made to support Clyde River’s struggle against Seismic Testing. Youth from different countries have taken part in this video to express and show their solidarity with people of Clyde River. Watch the video here below and enjoy the read! …
Day 1 and Day 2 at COP 20 By: Katherine Tourigny DAY 1 The YAC has been very busy attending events and networking at the COP20 UN Climate Change Conference in Lima! Here is a breakdown of my first day, more updates to come! 8am – YOUNGO Meeting. A continuation …