Generation of Environmental Leaders Program


Generation of Environmental Leaders Program

he 2024 GELP, hosted by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, invites passionate North American youth aged 18-35 to submit innovative solutions to support North American communities and preserve our shared waters, lands and air. Join this pivotal opportunity to lead change and shape the narrative for a sustainable tomorrow in your communities

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)  is pleased to share the launch of its new Generation of Environmental Leaders Program (GELP)! The GELP is an exciting new program that will support young leaders in developing the necessary skills and access seed funding to make an impact in their communities and beyond.

The 2024 CEC GELP invites teams of young leaders from North America to support communities and preserve our shared waters, lands and air. The program is aimed at youth who are 18–35 years old and are part of a team such as, but not exclusively, youth-led organizations, youth-led associations, nongovernmental organizations, not-for-profit youth-led businesses, and teams of youth innovators and entrepreneurs interested in building their businesses.

The selected youth will benefit from a year-long mentorship program, networking opportunities across North America, receive $15,000 in seed funding and have the chance to present their solutions to North America’s ministers of environment as part of the CEC’s annual Council Session.

Interested young leaders are welcome to submit their solutions here by 31 March 2024 at 11:59 pm (local time).

You can learn more about the 2024 CEC GELP by reading the CEC's trinational announcement, our GELP webpage and by joining the CEC for a virtual information session on 29 February from 1:00 pm–2:00 PM Eastern Time, available with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish.