Millennium Discovers: Can young climate activists save Africa?

by Beckypublished on 9th April 2021

Three climate activists join The Stream from Al Jazeera, discussing how they plan to ensure a stable future for Africa.

Young activists from countries including Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are demanding that domestic, regional and global decision-makers take climate change more seriously, not least because younger generations will be the inheritors of a world profoundly altered by global heating. The impact of climate change is already particularly acute in Africa. People across the continent are already facing extreme weather conditions ranging from floods to prolonged drought.

Sub-Saharan Africa have among the youngest population in the world. Youth campaigners are now encouraging other people to act within their own communities and change the conversation on climate action. Young campaigners across the continent are also trying to convince world leaders to act more decisively and give Africa a fighting chance.

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