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.
The International Student Environmental Coalition is led by the International Board, responsible for strategy and operations, and the National Board, which consists of National Directors who lead ISEC operations in their countries. We operate under the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing.
We have implemented hundreds of community-based projects, which you can follow on our country social media pages. Here are a few of our current international projects!
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The purpose of the Earth Power campaign is to strengthen the demands and increase the inclusivity of the youth climate movement. We strive to harness the momentum of the youth strike movement, and direct it toward the fossil fuel industry, as 100 fossil fuel companies are responsible for 71% of global carbon emissions. We believe that confronting the fossil fuel industry is central to addressing the root causes of climate change-- colonialism, patriarchy, capitalism, and racism.
Visit our website: earthpowermovement.org
Our Green Schools educational program teaches elementary and secondary school kids about climate justice, connection to nature and native plants, and how they can become activists on their campuses. We've now implemented it in over seven countries and educated over 20,000 young people.
Our team hosts international conferences to bring students together to collaborate for climate change solutions. Our first conference was in Cologne, Germany in August 2016. In addition to organizing our own conferences, ISEC has represented youth voices in the Global South at dozens of major international conferences. Most recently, we had three representatives at COP 2022.