Frequently Asked Question

Humanitarian Affairs invites all outstanding youth leaders, between the ages of 17 to 30 years, who can demonstrate the following qualities to apply for selection to participate in The Green Summit

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and possess the initiative to take action to build a greener planet
  • Applicants must be passionate about climate change and sustainable development
  • Applicants must be willing to participate with an open mind when networking with persons from different backgrounds, interests and ambitions
  • Applicants must be motivated to serve self-directed for one year as a Humanitarian Affairs Green Ambassador

Please use the online application form to apply.

The Humanitarian Affairs Green Ambassador is a unique opportunity offered to delegates following their attendance at the Green Summit. The role is voluntary and is a one year self-directed, initiative that allows delegates to serve in the promotion of green efforts in their community. Delegates will use the tools and knowledge provided to become more environmentally conscious and inspire others to do the same. Delegates are encouraged to initiate their sustainable projects to contribute to climate action.

The Registration Fee starts from USD 800.00 to USD1,050.00 excluding 7% VAT (Value-added Tax).

The cost of the Registration Fee includes a 5-night stay on a twin or triple sharing basis, main meals; 5 Breakfast, 4 Lunch and 5 Coffee-breaks, Local transportation to and from the hotel and the United Nations Conference Centre; one full day of Sustainable Activity, one Souvenir t-shirt and an Electronic Copy of the Certificate of Participation.

International travel arrangements and costs will be the sole responsibility of each participant.

We offer an early bird registration rate. Please look at the fee payable under the Registration Fee. There will be an additional discounted rate for group registration of more than 10 persons.

We are unable to provide any financial assistance. Interested individuals may like to approach their institution directly for funding opportunities. We also suggest that you check with local organizations, such as the Lions or Rotary clubs in your area for sponsorship.

We will provide approved applicants with a Formal Acceptance Letter to facilitate the application of Entry visas. You can present this official letter to the Embassy of the host country if you are applying for an entry visa. Please note that the acceptance notice does NOT guarantee the issuance of a visa or admittance to the host country. Visa issuance is entirely contingent upon the Embassy’s and Consulate’s discretion, and admittance upon the Immigration authorities’ discretion at the point of entry.

Yes, you can still attend the Green Summit as an observer. All NGO representatives, Climate activists and those interested in the protection of our environment are welcome, but the age should not be over 30 years old. The fees are the same as for any delegate; please use our online application system to apply.

Yes, however the full registration fee will still apply. Kindly note that you will not be eligible for the Certificate of Participation unless you complete the full program.

You are expected to receive an email notification concerning the outcome of your application within 10 working days from the date you send in your application. If you do not hear from us, then most likely your application is not successful.

You may appeal for further considerations on your application if you feel strongly about participating in the Symposium. There will be a phone interview to assess your suitability during this process. No further appeal will be entertained if you again fail to secure a place after this assessment.

To contact us, please use the online contact form or write to

Jasleen Chaggar

Columbia University

The most important movements in history have always been global. Climate change is an issue that affects everyone–it does not respect international borders. The only way we can tackle global problems is through global collaboration. The Green Summit recognises this reality, bringing together change-makers from across the world in the belief that, united, we have the collective imagination and innovation to implement real change.

Whilst acknowledging our interconnectedness, we cannot ignore the fact that some regions will be more heavily affected by the climate crisis than others.

This reality means that we need to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table so that our proposed solutions can be adapted to regional circumstances and implemented at the community level. Young people must be the drivers of this change. The duty to protect our planet belongs to all of us, but it is future generations who will live with the devastating effects of climate change. The Green Summit is an opportunity for youth from around the world to reimagine a more sustainable, just, and greener future.