Global Focal Point SDG7 Youth Constituency at United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth
Chiagozie Udeh is a young Nigerian climate activist who in 2019, served as the YOUNGO Global South Focal Point of YOUNGO, the Youth Constituency to the UNFCCC where he facilitated meaningful global youth engagement in the international climate change processes and negotiations primarily within the UNFCCC and other spaces within and outside the United Nations.
He finished his mandate facilitating the engagement of global youths at the COP 25 in Madrid in December 2019 with some good partnerships with UN and non-UN organizations established.
Since 2015, he has been a Programme Coordinator for Plant-for-the-Planet in Nigeria where it hosts academies to train young Climate Justice ambassadors between 9-15 years as well as organize tree-planting activities in cities within the country.
In 2019, he was elected the Chairperson of the Executive Global board of Plant-for-the-Planet after the historic launch of the Trillion Trees campaign, a flagship programme of the organization which aims to plant 1 trillion trees by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions by 25% through a mobile App. He finished the role in November 2020.
Chiagozie helped create the youth space in intergovernmental processes of renewable energy and was elected as the Global Focal Point for the UN MGCY SDG7 Youth Constituency. He initiated and led the renewable energy working group of YOUNGO and has devoted time to creating youth spaces in the energy sector which is hitherto difficult. He worked with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Nigeria helping create a coalition of labour union and civil society organizations that are seeking to end gas flaring in Nigeria, promote energy democracy and ensure just transition.