Chiagozie Udeh

Global Focal Point SDG 7 Youth Constituency

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 finishing his mandate at the end of COP25 in Madrid. 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 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. He is currently devoting his time to working on climate adaptation measures in the NDCs of some countries as well as serving as one of the two youth representatives in the IEA Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy Transition in the build-up to COP26.