In partnership with Climate Reality board member Rosamund Zander and the World Economic Forum (WEF), we train the next generation of young leaders in WEF’s Global Shapers program on climate communication and activism.
Through this partnership, we trained 299 Shapers from 68 countries as Climate Reality Leaders in 2020, leading to a total of 1,200 trained Shapers from 129 countries who together have led 234 climate projects in communities around the world.
In 2020, we added to this effort with a grant competition to support five Shaper Hubs and accelerate yearlong climate projects in strategic communities across continents .
Stories of Impact
- Brussels: Shapers launched a bike-to-work advocacy campaign breaking down barriers to cycling — including partnerships with cycling and scooter companies, and a new mobile bike mechanic program.
- Quito: Shapers began wide-ranging efforts to reduce municipal waste, educating students about sorting and composting, helping install a composter at a school, and reaching out to elected officials on the issue.
- Bucharest: Shapers are implementing rooftop solar on a city block, the first initiative of its kind in Romania and a demonstration project for cities around the country.
Abuja: Shapers planted thousands of trees in strategic locations across the
city and developing an incentive program to ensure long-term care of the trees.
- Melbourne: Shapers are engaging young Australians in the legislative process as it relates to climate by educating young people about climate policy and encouraging and supporting them in running for office.