The “Qatar Environment Champions” programme is designed to develop and amplify support for climate change action and COP26 amongst young people and institutions in Qatar while building a network of champions across the community. The programme works with young people to develop social leadership skills, skills to build and convene coalitions and to support the development of sustainable plans for social action to address the challenges of climate change.

The programme will be launched in partnership with the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, Qatar Green Building Council, and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Sam Ayton, Director of British Council Qatar said: “We're delighted to see this amazing project launch with the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar. Our shared goals are to support young people to create a greener and more sustainable world. 

About the programme

As the UK prepares to host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, in November 2021, the British Council is supporting young activists across the globe to implement projects that will help tackle climate change challenges to create a greener, more sustainable world. 

The Qatar Environment Champions programme supports Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and Qatar’s efforts to confront the challenges posed by climate change.  The programme will provide a springboard for social action and change led by young people, maximise and strengthen community links, promote and engage support for action and establish a foundation for continued delivery.

By the end of the programme, we hope that our participants will go on to become advocates of climate change and that their involvement in the “Qatar environment champions” programme will have built their confidence as social intermediaries in developing new skills and engaging with their communities.

The Qatar Environment Champions is funded by the FCDO Gulf Strategy Fund and delivered in partnership with the British Council Qatar.