Linkages across the Sea Level Rise Continuum

The Environmental and Climate Justice Program is hosting a youth delegation to Iceland!  The journey will inspire, uplift, and support the leadership of African American and Indigenous/First Nations youth living in coastal areas of the United States who will take the lessons learned in Iceland back home and address sea level rise in their communities.  The NAACP ECJ Youth Delegation will gain a deeper understanding of biodiversity, climate justice, and environmental policy.


The ECJ youth delegation was a product of global research and support.  Learn what the youth leaders will be witnessing, learning, and contributing.

NAACP ECJ Iceland Youth Delegation Overview

NAACP ECJ Iceland Youth Delegation Reading & Watch List





Meet the ECJ Youth Leadersiceland-student-bios-cover

Each youth leader has been carefully chosen based on their previous experience in environmental and climate justice as well as their dedication to NAACP’s mission and values.

NAACP ECJ Iceland Youth Delegation Bios






Kristen Brown, a high school aged NAACP Youth Leader from Honolulu, Hawai’I, debuted a video short at the Sea Level Rise Training by NAACP and Climate Central in Honolulu. The film focuses on climate change and sea level rise! In the video, Kristen interviews classmates, films some of Hawai’i’s threatened coastal areas, and shares her reflections on the systemic underpinnings and impacts of climate change.

Watch the Video


Special thanks to the following partners, supporters, and collaborators:

  • Atakapa Ishak-Chawasha Tribe
  • Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organization
  • Foundation for Louisiana
  • Lowlander Center
  • Mountainsmith
  • North Face
  • Pointe au Chien Tribe
  • Tulane University Law Clinic
  • Under Armour