Future of the Environment

This is what Africa's youth think about climate change

Young activists gesture as they take part in a demonstration during a global day of action on climate change in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa

Young Africans are worried about climate change, but less convinced leaders are taking appropriate steps. Image: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Kim Harrisberg
Water Rights Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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2/3 of African youth are taking personal steps against climate change. Image: Africa Youth Survey Wave II: Climate Change. Ichikowitz Family Foundation / PSB insights. Oct 2021
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