Why was YCC created
In 2019 Youth Climate Leaders across the County advocated for a YCC, concerned with pollution in their neighborhoods, the health of their families, and global impacts. The Board of Supervisors (Board) championed their cause, adopting a motion to create the YCC. On June 14, 2022, the Board formalized the Commission by adopting an Ordinance to establish the County’s first YCC.
The YCC will strengthen the County’s leadership in the areas of climate change mitigation and resilience by amplifying the perspectives and priorities of County youth, as it is they who will be most dramatically impacted over their lifetimes. The Commission is set to be comprised of 25 youth leaders who are passionate about climate change and have an interest in civic action that brings about change to their communities and their families.
YCC empowers youth and young adults to use their voices and agency to combat climate change in Los Angeles County.
For young people living in Los Angeles County to inform, recommend, and advise on County goals, plans, actions, and policies related to climate change mitigation and resilience.
- Ensure youth leaders representative of the geographic and socioeconomic diversity of the region engage on climate change topics.
- Build the capacity of youth and young adults to be effective change agents.
- Provide insight, expertise, and leadership to effect transformative change in Los Angeles County.
- More to come with your help!