The 6th annual Global Forum at UCLA provides a platform for 200 selected young people across the globe to learn and advance their causes toward achieving environmental sustainability in the context of the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7. The event will bring together influential government representatives, scientists, diplomats, experts and corporate executives into an arena with promising young people to showcase their successful sustainability practices and highlight innovations and new ground-breaking business models and financing methods that effectively address the development of renewable energy sources.
The forum is set to encourage young people to get engaged in, develop, and propose new sustainability and renewable energy initiatives in creative and cordial environment. Each participant will have an opportunity to engage corporate and public decision-makers and his/her peers while drafting group and individual innovative solutions to address global environmental and alternative energy challenges. The forum will conclude with young participants presenting their plans on group innovation panels. The proposals will be evaluated by leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society, and will be showcased at the conference closing ceremonies. The individuals with best results, with the support of Athgo, will continue the development of the business models.