The Global Youth Forum on Climate Change (GYFCC) was first organised in 2016 by SLYCAN Trust in partnership with the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka under the Sri Lanka Next programme as well as other national and international partners. The Global Youth Forum has fostered increasing youth participation and focuses on sharing knowledge on key climate change issues, providing a platform for youth to propose ideas on climate action and research, and supporting youth to develop and improve project proposals through capacity-building and networking. The Forum includes partners and collaborators from national ministries, international and local think tanks, CSOs, NGOs, and research institutions. The goal of the Global Youth Forum is to provide a platform for young climate activists, leaders, youth organisations, and stakeholders to speak on and discuss issues and the way forward for climate change action as well as ongoing national and international climate discussions.