The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a coalition uniting Indian youth and Indian youth oriented organisations who are concerned about climate change. We, as the future leaders of the country can generate awareness and establish consensus on what role India should play in the global debate, and how it should address domestic issues of climate justice and adaptation.
IYCN works on three levels:
1. As a network of individuals allowing people to come together and interact at a grassroots level, form friendships and support each other.
2. As a coalition of member and supporter groups who come under the umbrella group of IYCN, however maintain their autonomy, yet leverage off a national network of young people passionate about the environment and development.
3. As a centralised organisation that runs its own programs and projects, accepts sponsorship and donations and forms partnerships and runs media campaigns.
The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) was founded in March 2008. Since its inception the network has seen massive growth, starting from 3 people and today its reach spanning out hundreds and thousands of Indians all over the world. In its short period of existence, it has generated a lot excitement from youth and adults at the grassroots and is now present in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujurat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and are quickly moving into other regions of India.