Youth Initiatives

Our youth initiatives encourage the next generation of leaders to apply their knowledge and creativity to solve environmental challenges

Our Work on Youth Initiatives

Since 2017, we have hosted the annual Youth Innovation Challenge, a contest that invites youth from Canada, Mexico and the United States to submit their innovative ideas and solutions for improving both the environment and the economy in North America.

CEC YIC Challenge

2021 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge

The 2021 Youth Innovation Challenge, hosted by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, invites North American youth, aged 18 to 30, to propose innovative solutions to support communities in becoming more resilient and adaptive to climate change and help foster equal access to a healthy environment for all, particularly those underserved and vulnerable in Canada, Mexico and the United States (including isolated, remote, and Indigenous communities and peoples).

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Past Challenges