How young people can drive environmental innovation?

Madhav Datt
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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

At 8, Madhav Datt founded Green the Gene as a small environmental club in school, and over the years scaled it to become the world’s largest completely youth-run environmental non-profit. He works with local communities all over the world facing acute environmental crises that need immediate solutions that go beyond legislation and policy. In this talk, Madhav shares a simple but bold vision for how young people can drive environmental innovation through technology and data. 


Madhav is the Global Representative for Children and Youth to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), where he negotiates with diplomatic delegations from UN Member States on resolutions for greater environmental accountability, and facilitates the involvement of children and youth with the UNEP at policy and programmatic levels. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Madhav Datt 



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