The Voice of Present & Future Generations
Green Hope Foundation is an ECOSOC-accredited youth-led Not-for-Profit registered in Canada with operations in 26 countries.
As a global social innovation enterprise, we combine grassroots action with advocacy at the highest levels of policy making to create a just, equitable, peaceful and nuclear-weapons-free world. The anthropogenic impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss disproportionately affect regions and communities least responsible for it – amongst them young people, the old and the infirm, women and girls, indigenous communities – most of whom are from the global south. Our actions are therefore driven through a human and planetary lens, built on the pillars of multilateralism, collaboration and intergenerational solidarity.
We use Education for Sustainable Development as a transformative tool to empower youth and adults alike, providing them with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors to think and act for a sustainable future. We use innovative communication modes of Art, Music, Dance, Drama Sport, Eco-Fashion and Writing as well as STEM education in our interactive workshops and conferences, and supplement these with ground level action campaigns that target the accelerated implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our actions are guided by the United Nations mandate of “Leave No One Behind” and our engagement programs are especially directed towards the empowerment of the world’s most marginalized sections such as refugees, orphans, the destitute, COVID-19 affected communities and the homeless. The issues that we focus on are Climate Justice, Social Upliftment, Land Degradation, Clean Water & Sanitation, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, Gender Equality, Biodiversity Conservation, Clean Energy, Future Justice and rebuilding better through the creation of local circular economies.
Our Founder-President, Kehkashan Basu was present as the youngest of the 193 youth representing each UN Member State at the adoption ceremony of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. Green Hope Foundation was present at all the negotiations leading up to the SDGs’ adoption, beginning from Rio+20 in 2012. Since the adoption, Green Hope Foundation has been working tirelessly to localize the SDGs by Leaving No One Behind and Ensuring A Life of Dignity for All.