To improve the quality of life of Caribbean young people by facilitating their personal development and promoting their full involvement in all matters pertaining to the environment and sustainable development. The organization promotes education and training , Caribbean integration and community empowerment as tools to develop an ethic, amongst young people that assists in the conservation and protection of natural resources within the wider Caribbean.
The CYEN will be the leading youth environment and development organisation in the Caribbean. It will be responsible for creating an appropriate space for young people to participate in the design, development , implementation and promotion of new progressive, equitable, innovative and sustainable environmental, economic and social development policies and programmes across the wider Caribbean.
Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Land Management, Biodiversity, Integrated Water Resources Management & Coastal & Marine Pollution.
To promote the rights based approach as it relates to the achievement of sustainable development;
To empower young citizens to participate in shaping and influencing national and regional decision making processes; and
To adopt key principles such as equality, accountability, transparency, gender and equity.
MAJOR/ CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS
Accreditation to the United Nations Conventions to combat Desertification and Drought; and
Membership in the Commonwealth Youth Council, Global Youth Biodiversity Network.
Successfully lobbied for young citizens to be included on national delegations of the Caribbean attending the UNFCCC negotiations; and
Hosted the Caribbean Youth Environmental Summit in Georgetown, Guyana.