Next Generation

Next Generation City Action gathered 100 young professionals from Denmark, Mexico, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and South Korea to bring forward the youth perspective, current research and innovation on urban climate action to the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark on 07-11 October 2019.

What is the purpose of the programme/initiative?

Next Generation is a yearly initiative which engages students, university associated start-ups and youth-organizations at high-level international events and summits, focusing on sustainability, as next generations academics and entrepreneurs through a tailored program including course collaboration, challenges, keynotes and bootcamps. 


The Next Generation initiative is built on three core focus areas:

  • Youth involvement
  • Partnerships
  • Action

These goals are achieved by fostering a dialogue between the next generation and global decisions makers on an international stage.


In 2022 the scope of Next Generation is Water Action! Visit to learn more about this year’s initiative.