Hindustan Times – Brightest Young Climate Leaders (BYCL) 2010


Hindustan Times – Brightest Young Climate Leaders (BYCL) 2010 is an exclusive national platform to select, felicitate and recognize the TOP 50 brightest young minds in India who have been involved with climate change ideas, initiatives or activities. The Brightest young climate leaders may be from the private or public sector, entrepreneurs, youth or student leaders who have shown exemplary work in the field of climate change mitigation. They will be chosen from a nationwide application and nomination process in association with Hindustan Times and will be recognised at the national BYCL summit in February 2010.The summit will also bring together exceptional set of judges and mentors who are making a difference in the field of climate change through business, community work, thought leadership, Government and policy activity or simply by leading a seriously green life!

Eligibility: Below 35 yrs

Participation guidelines:

GROUP A (Creator), B (Implementer) and C (Attendee)

Deadline: December 31, 2009 till 5 p.m IST. Deadline Extended till January 15, 2010

Format of the Conference:

  • Applicants must apply with a specific climate change initiative or idea (Group A) or they must apply to implement a climate change initiative or idea with a strong background in project implementation (Group B)
  • Anyone can also nominate an applicant in the same categories i.e. Group A or Group B. If you are nominating someone you would need to complete the application process on the applicant’s behalf
  • At the summit the winners will be going through interactive sessions to further develop their climate change initiatives, ideas and business plans and an opportunity to pitch to the BYCL Plenary of mentors and judges

The top 3 ideas/teams will be incubated by BYCL platform.


Top 50 applicants will be chosen and invited to Delhi to be awarded as the “Hindustan Times – BYCL 2010” in a summit in February, 2010. Selected entries will be published in Hindustan Times “SAVE OUR PLANET”

NOTE: If you are NOT an Applicant or nominating an applicant you can come as an Attendee. This event will be opened to selected professionals and students who want to attend and participate in this unique event of leadership in climate change.

For more info log on to http://www.bycl.sacredfig.com/

Akanksha Gulia

Akanksha Gulia is a champion of the cause of climate change mitigation and adaptation and works with passion and skills towards making a sustainable planet.

One thought on “Hindustan Times – Brightest Young Climate Leaders (BYCL) 2010

  1. i am working here in shimla as project coordinator in an educational trust.
    our main area of working is environment protection, selfhelp groups and disaster management.
    i want ur asscoiation

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