U.S. Embassy Hosts Climate Action Champions in Dhaka

Organized by the U.S. Embassy and GenLab, 50 young climate enthusiasts from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Bangladesh convened to discuss improving air quality in the region.  

Dhaka, September 28, 2023 —On September 26-28, the U.S. Embassy Dhaka, in collaboration with GenLab, a youth-led social enterprise, successfully hosted youth climate activists to discuss collaboration opportunities to tackle air quality. The 50 youth climate champions hail from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. U.S. Ambassador Peter Haas attended the closing ceremony on Thursday, inspiring the young delegates to continue their essential work in environmental conservation.

The Climate Action Champions Network (CACN) is a regional Department of State-funded initiative aimed at nurturing and empowering young leaders to drive climate action in the region. At this gathering in Dhaka, climate and environmental experts from Bangladesh and the region joined to mentor and equip the attendees with resources to tackle air pollution in the Indian subcontinent.

The United States is committed to addressing the climate crisis. The Biden Administration has launched the recent American Climate Corps and other initiatives dedicated to training young people in clean energy, conservation, and climate resilience skills, thereby addressing the climate crisis head-on. USAID Bangladesh also plays a pivotal role by supporting a range of projects aimed at countering the climate crisis through mitigation and adaptation approaches.

About Climate Action Champions Network (CACN)

The Climate Action Champions Network (CACN) is a five-country regional initiative designed to nurture and support young leaders in their efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable development in their home countries. The network is a testament to the power of collaboration and shared vision in addressing our planet’s most pressing challenges.