The Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria) has, on Monday, August 28, 2023, been admitted into the Climate Action Network (CAN)—West and Central Africa Network of CAN International.

The Climate Action Network (CAN) is the world’s largest climate network, made up of more than 1,900 civil society organizations in over 130 countries working together to mitigate the climate crisis and drive collective and sustainable action to achieve social and racial justice.

Established in the 1980s, CAN has grown into a strong, member-driven network with membership spanning six continents. CAN convenes and coordinates civil society organizations at the United Nations climate talks and other international forums.

The opening paragraph of the official letter to the newest member- YEAC-Nigeria, admitting it into CAN dated August 28, 2023, reads,

“Congratulations, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre. We are writing to welcome your organisation as a new member of Climate Action Network West and Central Africa. We are really honoured and excited to work with you toward our shared vision: Ambitious Climate Action, Climate Justice, and Resilience


With this admission by CAN, YEAC-Nigeria will now be networking and coordinating with over 1,900 other civil society organizations on six continents through the West and Central African Network in the campaign against climate change as one of its key thematic advocacy areas.

YEAC-Nigeria that was also sent the CAN’s logo to display on its website as a member is grateful for the admission, appreciates CAN leadership-West, Central Africa and International while assuring of bringing its wealth of experience, and expertise to bear, support, synergize and grow the network with other members in the fight against climate change and related collective advocacy areas.

Executive Director, YEAC-Nigeria
August 28, 2023