Esperanza Garcia is invited to speak
at international conferences, including the UN, on the importance of young
people’s engagement in global affairs and environmental sustainability. The
topic she presents on "Youth Mobilization and Global Climate
Governance" tells the story of how our young generation is mobilizing to
find solutions of the greatest challenges our time. In this talk, she will
highlight how young people engage themselves in international affairs,
politics, and international climate negotiations and how they impact the
progress of these events. She also gives examples on how their international
experience inspire, empower, and motivate these young leaders in making a
difference in their own communities and home-country.
Esperanza Garcia Bio
Esperanza Garcia was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines.
Her active role in the international sphere has allowed her to play leadership
roles as a global youth leader, speaker, climate change policy negotiator, and
educator. She is a mother of a 7-year old who is her inspiration.
Co-Founder & Member of Executive Board of the International
Youth Council which has provided educational resources &
leadership opportunities to young global leaders. She served as a
negotiator &official delegate of the Philippines at the UNFCCC Climate
Change Conference. She has worked as a consultant for South-South News, which works with UN agencies in helping
South-South countries develop programs. She was a consultant for the Philippine Senate Oversight Climate Change Committee.
She founded the Philippine Youth Climate Movement, visiting
schools & universities in the Philippines, awarding climate heroes
& raising climate change awareness. In four months, her organization
engaged 50,000 young Filipinos in the campaign to urge the Filipino youth to
take action on Climate Change. After the Senate, she worked as a consultant for
Ambassadors Foundation, where she focused her efforts in organizing
the 7th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations
attended by hundreds of young global leaders. She was a consultant for the South South
Awards Committee, honoring efforts by governments & civil
society in their contribution towards the achievement of the MDGs. She worked
in cooperation with the International Youth Climate Movement to
empower youth to take their voices into decision making platforms. She was a
journalist for UNICEF's 'Unite for Climate' Campaign & South-South News covering news from the UN General
Assembly & Clinton Global Initiative, interviewing heads of states, A-list
celebrities, & nobel laureates on their work helping humanity. She
studied her undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Academy
of Art University, and continued with post-baccalaureate program studying
renewable energy at Yale University summer school and at Columbia University.
received awards on youth leadership and is invited to speak at international
conferences, including the UN, on the importance and necessity of young
people’s engagement in global affairs and environmental sustainability. She
blogs at Ecohope writing
stories of inspiration, youth empowerment, sustainable development, and climate
change. Her work has been published in several books and magazines including
Unipro's "30 top Filipinos under 30" and Swedish magazine,
"Heroes of Today."