Student Energy takes its funding ethics and partnership principles very seriously, and we strive to be transparent with our partners and young people that we work with about the role that partners play in supporting and engaging with our programs.

Student Energy’s youth engagement principles are fundamental to how we develop programs, but are also an important part of how we form and maintain partnerships. As Student Energy was founded by youth to empower youth-led solutions and collaboration, we share these principles with partners to help ensure that our current and future programs continue to meet the needs of young people, globally.

Funding Partners

Funding Partners see the value in Student Energy’s programs, mission, and goal, and want to enable young people to develop the skills, knowledge, and network to lead on climate action and energy. The following partners work with Student Energy to support our programs and organizational capacity to ensure we can continue supporting the next generation of climate and energy leaders.

Strategic and Collaborative Partners

Strategic and Collaborative Partners are organizations with ongoing initiatives related to youth, sustainable energy, or climate change that we collaborate with to mutually enhance our programs and initiatives, with a shared goal of supporting young people who want to take action on climate change and energy. Strategic and Collaborative Partners provide in-kind support for our programs through knowledge-sharing, network-building, sharing opportunities with our youth network, and providing access to learning resources.

Student Energy is a member of the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), an observer organization to the United Nations Framework on Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a member of Sustainable Energy for All’s People Centered Accelerator and a member of the UN Global Compact. Student Energy is a proud signatory of Equal30 and an endorser of the Just Recovery for All initiative.

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Notable Initiatives

The High-level Dialogue on Energy in 2021 represents the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy held in Nairobi in 1981. It presents a historic opportunity to provide transformational action in the first years of the SDG Decade of Action and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

COP refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In November 2021, the UK will be hosting the 26th annual session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, or “COP26”, in Glasgow. At the summit, delegates including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. As well as the negotiations, there will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge.

Student Energy will be attending COP 26 to launch the Global Youth Energy Outlook, a first-of-it’s-kind report showcasing the demands of young people around the world for the energy transition. Student Energy has represented the role of youth accelerating the sustainable energy transition at COP since 2015, when the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP 21.

If you have any questions about Student Energy’s Partnership Principles or are interested in partnering with us, please contact our Senior Director of Global Partnerships.


Abdullah Khair

Strategic & Global Partnerships Manager


Rodala Aranya

Virtual Partnerships Assistant

Lindsay Bell-Etkin

Manager of Partnerships

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