YAE was established in 2009 with the objective to conserve environment by mitigating existing environmental challenges from the efforts of environmental professionals as an informal network of the environmental graduates. Informally it had started to work from 2009 from the Central Department of Environmental Science (CDES), Tribhuvan University and formally it was registered as YAE in Feb 2012 under the rule and regulation of Nepal government as a non-political and not-for-profit, youth lead Non Governmental Organization. Before the registration, all the secretarial works of YAE were conducted from the CDES, TU. Over the past six years YAE has been continuously working for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Management, Forest and Biodiversity Conservation, Capacity Building and Policy Advocacy and Research. YAE is also a forum where environmentalists can bring their collective thoughts and efforts for enhancing the status of their profession and the conservation of living planet by harmonizing the relationship between conservation and development.