Green Youth labs: Training program for innovation and a socially equitable energy transition (GreenYOU)
As of: January 2022
Viet Nam is severely affected by the impacts of climate change. At the same time, due to its rapidly growing economy, the country is faced with the decision of how it will meet its increasing energy de-mand. The project uses a two-stage training programme to educate young professionals to become "climate ambassadors" who advocate for low-carbon production and climate-friendly use of energy in the Vietnamese society. Through this, young people's awareness and skills to contribute to a socially just energy transition and sustainable end-use of energy will be strengthened. In a Youth Innovation Challenge, young people can submit proposals for model projects in their hometowns. Ten of these ideas are implemented each year. In addition, young people engage with politicians and business leaders as well as the climate movement and experts in Germany to enhance their voice in society and contribute with their own ideas to the transition to a low-carbon development model.