Our mission

ISEC is a youth-led global network of over 30 countries that provides young people the resources, community, and organizational power to engage in grassroots movements for climate justice. Our main goals are:

To unite young people to act against climate change globally, with a particular focus on uplifting those on the frontlines and in the Global South.


To mobilize young people to tackle the roots of the climate crisis, namely capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and racism. 

To challenge corporations, governments, and institutions responsible for the climate crisis. 

To foster holistic support for individuals and groups in their climate justice projects.

Our structure

The International Student Environmental Coalition is led by the Board of Directors. The governing body is split into the International Board, responsible for international affairs and representation, and the National Board, with national directors taking care of issues in their respective countries. We operate under the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing.

Furthermore, project managers are also represented in the Board of Directors. Find out more under Projects.

Founding members: Rebecca Suss, Kayla Soren, Julia Karitas Helgadottir, Martina Orlea, Bettina Maurer, Samuel Nichols, and Anna Hinge. 

REPORTS

2016 Conference

 

Below is the report from our fully funded inaugural conference in Cologne, Germany. It occurred from August 3 to 13, 2016.

The report details the activities, results, and achievements from the conference that brought together students from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, Romania, Iceland, Germany, and the United States in order to train to become effective environmental activists, plan projects, and create the coalition. We initially formed ISEC with the intention of focusing on the countries most responsible for climate change (Global North) but have since transformed to be an organization focused on uplifting those most vulnerable to the crisis (Global South).