Empowering African Youth for the fight against Climate Action
Insights from COP27 going into COP28, the African Climate Summit and Creating a United Youth Voice ahead of COP28
In a world where the climate crisis affects us all, Africa’s youth are standing at the forefront of both the challenge and the solution. Despite contributing just 3.9% of global carbon emissions from fossil fuels and industry, Africa bears a disproportionate burden of climate devastation. The cost of adapting to this crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa could surpass even the spending on healthcare, revealing an urgent need for action. The global community took a significant step forward with COP27, marking a historic moment by placing the youth at the helm of climate discussions. However, one vital voice was missing – the unifying force of African youth.
The future belongs to the brave, the determined, and the unified. On November 9, 2023, the Southern Africa Trust and CJJT are setting the stage for a dialogue that will define the youth of Africa’s role in the climate movement. Together, we will channel the power of our youth, converting challenges into opportunities, despair into hope, and discussions into action. This is not just an event; it’s a legacy in the making the voice that shapes the future at COP28