Building Climate Resilient Cities: Environmental Youth Conference 2017

               On 21 October 2017, two hundred youth delegates from all over the Philippines will come together at the Bayanihan Center, Pasig City to attend the Environmental Youth Conference 2017 (EYC 2017). Sporting the theme “SYNERGY: Unleashing Youth Potentials in Building Climate Resilient Communities,” EYC 2017 aims to inform the youth of the need for climate-resilient and sustainable communities anchored on COP22 and its implications in the Philippines, and educate the youth on actions towards building climate resilient communities and engagement of the youth in contributing in the movements toward climate resilient communities.  The conference will hold topics on COP22, strategies, and approaches for disaster resiliency in the Philippines, the role of good governance in building climate-resilient communities, different ongoing strategies to combat climate change through creativity and media, and the importance of funding institutions to enforce these movements.

               Last January 23, 2016, 208 youth delegates from different parts of the Philippines gathered at SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City to discuss the vital importance of the youth in combating climate change anchored on COP 21.  The first Environmental Youth Conference 2016 (EYC 2016), through seven illustrious speakers, delivered messages of hope and inspiration to the youth on developing youth-driven action plans for climate change. EYC 2016 spearheaded in launching a sustainable Climate Youth Movement where the youth can support and interact with one another to foster stronger and more effective collaborations.

               On its second year, the University of the Philippines Society of Human Settlements Planners (UP HSP SOC), with the Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning (DCERP), present Environmental Youth Conference 2017 to be held on October 21, 2017, Saturday at M.K.Tan Hall, Bayanihan Center, Pasig City. EYC 2017 continues its legacy to engage the youth in the ongoing battle with climate change.

               If you are 16-28 years old and you have a passion for the environment, this conference is for you! Register at You can also follow EYC 2017 through Facebook ( For questions and other inquiries, feel free to contact Nycole R. Jabar (0914292074) or through Don’t miss out on this chance to join a national youth gathering for our environment!

EYC is an initiative of the University of the Philippines Society of Human Settlement Planners, an academic organization of BS Human Ecology undergraduate students majoring in Human Settlements Planning. Interested to partner? Send us an email at

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