In a world that faces challenges from climate change and aims to reach net-zero by mid-century, empowering the next generation to act on climate change and serve as revolutionary torchbearers areis increasingly important.

Just as climate change and other SDGs cannot be solved in isolation, a breakthrough of geographical levels so as to achieve interlink and interactions is required to make a real difference. That is why the ‘Climate x’ , initiated by GAUC comprised of 15 world’s prestigious universities, should be highlighted for youth to pay close attention to.

The Climate x Leadership Pilot aims to provide students with frontier systematic practical training, and regional/global supporting communities to grow their knowledge to tackle climate issues. Through a combination of training, speaker series and group exercises, the program will focus on helping participants un- derstand the importance of the climate governance agenda and the synergy between climate change and other SDGs, leading the future leaders to investigate innovative strategies for a net-zero future.


Over 150 students are selected from over 500 applications at 15 GAUC member universities as GAUC Global Youth Ambassadors to participate in the program. 

Meet GAUC Global Youth Ambassadors


Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), the first cross-national initiative of this kind, established in 2019 with the mission to provide leadership of global higher education efforts addressing climate change. With shared value, 15 world-leading universities from 9 countries across 6 continents commit to advancing climate solutions and collaborating with industry, non-profit and government organizations to accelerate the carbon neutral transition from the local to global scales. 

GAUC pursues its mission by promoting exchange and cooperation among member universities on joint research, talent cultivation, campus action, public engagement and social implementation. So far, the activities provided by GAUC attracted over 300 million global participations.

Australian National University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Cambridge

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Imperial College London

Indian Institute of Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sciences Po

Stellenbosch University

Tsinghua University

The University of Tokyo

University of Oxford

Columbia University

Yale University