The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Youth Decide

Youth Decide

Giving young people a chance to have their say on climate policy

In 2009 we held our first Youth Decide, holding an election where young people could vote for the climate futures they wanted to see.

In 2012 we did it again, holding a national Energy Election. The campaign gave thousands of young people in schools and universities the chance to vote on renewable energy policy. 

Youth Decide 2012 was run on the issue of Australia’s renewable energy target (RET) – a federal policy determining how much of Australia’s electricity must come from renewable sources. Almost 21,000 people voted, with overwhelming support for increasing the existing RET.