Weather extremes and reports of disasters make it clear: Climate change is dramatically picking up speed. At the same time, concern about climate change makes people all over the world join and take the streets. A global climate movement has emerged.

Many groups in different countries participated at Youth Climate Action Day on 23 October 2021 an on 22 October 2022. They planted trees, painted posters, took part in international online workshops, organized garbage collection campaigns, built insect houses and creatively campaigned for climate protection.

The next Youth Climate Action Day takes place in autumn 2023. Especially now, setting the course for climate protection is extremely important – and thus the commitment of all of us. We are planning an international online meeting with workshops, inputs and acitivities. Also, everyone is invited to participate with their own actions. Get some ideas below, at the online meeting or by texting us!

Start your own action and network with young people worldwide! Why should we leave it to the politicians to decide on the future of our planet Earth?


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Here we can enter your planned activity with photo! Just contact the preparation team. We will enter your activity and we look forward to exchange.

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Realize your own ideas

Whether you do it with your friends, youth group, school class, siblings or alone – develop your own action ideas for Youth Climate Action Day.

Please observe the valid distance rules so that nobody endangers oneself in times of Corona pandemic. But we can still set a common sign for climate protection.

We will be happy if you send us an e-mail to or post your idea on to tell us about your plans.


Show your Action

On Climate Action Day young people all over the world share their environmental action via social media: You ride your bike to get to school? You discuss with your parents how to shop plastic free? On October 23 you could maybe meet with your friends or your sports group for a joint action?

Please let us know what you are doing for a better climate! Sharing is important! Post your photos or videos with #climateactionday on Instagram, Twitter or

Go for it! Get connected! Get new ideas!

Action Idea 1

Bike manifestation for climate friendly traffic

Cars belong to largest emitters of greenhouse gases. But nevertheless streets seem to belong to them. With a colorful, loud bike tour you can advocate a better transport policy making clear that in the future the environmental alliance has priority – as there are public transport, pedestrians and cyclists. With a small party at the end you can even catch more attention, get to talk with the people and learn new things.

Action Idea 2


You don’t know how to demonstrate in times of Corona? For a Chalk-Demonstration you just need chalk, time and some creativity. With chalk you are able to draw pictures, messages and even links from webpages on the ground for the people who are passing by. You can use that space to draw attention to the topics that you find most important. Use your creativity! Just make sure that you don’t draw on private property. You might check with your city administration first, if and where it is allowed to draw.

Action Idea 3

Football game for climate protection

Young people all over the world like football. Why not use this game in order to inform and sensitize youth on questions of climate change and climate protection? You can share information on issues of climate change along the competition with seminars, posters and banners.


Already now we feel the advanced impact of climate change. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council three times more people flee their homelands from extreme environmental accidents, than from war or civil conflicts. Although countries of the Global South just contribute minimally to CO2 emissions they are particularly affected by climate change. Climate justice means that countries that bear the main responsibility for global warming have to assume global responsibility for consequences and limiting of climate change. Climate justice also includes generational equity and environmental responsibility: instead of leaving environmental conditions for future generations behind which are at least as good as they are now, the CO2 intensive standard of living leads to a situation where future generations have to overcome the hardly predictable impacts of climate change.

Youth Climate Action Day is a worldwide movement of young people who are concerned about climate change and global injustice. Since 2012 young people in several countries of the world start concrete actions for climate protection and climate justice around the date of the UN-Climate Conference. They point up possibilities for action and learn from each other. The many ideas and actions are shared via social media and become visible on the Climate Action Day world map.

The annual UN-Climate Conferences are an attempt to find answers on climate change and to limit earth heating. This year, the UN Climate Change Conference will meet from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, UK. It will be about the concrete efforts of countries to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. In addition, the state representatives talk about protective measures against the consequences of climate change and negotiate the funds that have to be raised for climate and human protection.

Everyone of us can do something and at the same time show the policy makers what is important to us.This is how we can work with one spirit and empower each other!


Preparation Team of the Climate Action Day:

Evangelical Church of Westphalia
United Evangelical Mission
One World Network NRW

Please post your ideas, tell about your actions and find sympathizers on and #climateactionday for Instagram and Twitter.

Please ask our preparation team, if you need any help:

Mara Urich,
Asia UEM members: Irma Simanjuntak,
Africa UEM members: Rev. Dr. Kambale Kahongya,

Mara Urich
Eine Welt Netz NRW
Achtermannstr. 10-12 | 48143 Münster
Phone: +49251-284669-206

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