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Join a global team of young leaders to spark a new wave of climate action


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No 813 Posted by fw, July 19, 2013

Global Power Shift could be the amazing opportunity of your lifetime.

Join Phase 2 of Global Power Shift

Global Power Shift (GPS) is a planetary-scale project to spark a new wave of climate action around the world.


Phase 1: In June of 2013, 500 young climate leaders gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for a week of intensive training, strategizing, and preparations.

Phase 2: After leaving Turkey, these young leaders are fanning across the world to catalyze powerful national movements calling for bold climate action. By telling climate stories, launching bold campaigns, and coordinating a series of national summits and training, they will unleash a new wave of climate activism. National teams will work on scaling up the climate movement through regional convergences, strategic campaigns, and grassroots mobilizations. These events will be launchpads for new, highly-coordinated efforts targeting political and corporate power to achieve bold climate action. Working together, we will truly shift the power and spark the kind of visionary transformation we need to fight the climate crisis.


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To make this work, we all need to work together — so sign the pledge to let us know you’re ready to create a Global Power Shift and we will keep you informed of our national (and global!) plans. As part of a Global Power Shift, I’ll unite with others across my country to help grow the movement that’s necessary to confront the climate crisis. Sign the pledge.


National Power Shifts and similar summits by different names are already scaling up the climate movement in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, across Europe, Africa, India, Japan, and South Asia. The first ever Power Shift, organized by the Energy Action Coalition, was held in the United States in 2007. It brought together nearly 6,000 young people from around the country for training and included a lobby day on Capitol Hill. The second US summit was held in 2009, and by 2011 over 10,000 activists came together for the third. For more information or to get involved, visit Meanwhile the idea began to spark internationally in 2009 as the Australian Youth Climate Coalition led their own Power Shift and were soon followed by the Badlaav conference in India led by the Indian Youth Climate Network, UK Power Shift led by the United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition, and Canada Power Shift led by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. By 2010, Power Shift also began to spread across more of Europe as European youth coordinated themselves to support ongoing national efforts across the region. In 2012, the momentum continues with Power Shifts in Sweden, Ukraine, Canada, Belgium, and New Zealand. GPS in 2013 will be a chance for us to all come together, learn, share, strategize, bond, celebrate, and collectively take the movement to the next level all around the globe.


Global Power Shift was initiated and is being led by, a youth-led network co-founded by environmental writer Bill McKibben. We are teaming up with a wide range of friends and allies (listed below) from across the international youth climate movement and climate movement more broadly to prepare for the global kickoff event in Istanbul, Turkey in June of 2013, and also to spark rolling national Power Shift events and new campaign mobilizations around the world throughout 2013. If your group wants to get involved in GPS click here to learn more.

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