Young people between the ages of 13 and 30, from all across South Africa and representing various organisations, schools, university groups and communities, have been working tirelessly over the last few months to develop a South African Youth Climate Action Plan (SAYCAP). We hope that the SAYCAP can serve as a guide for youth, decision-makers, civil society, business, academia, and other stakeholders.
This youth-driven process has united young people to consolidate their ideas into a unique living document that will include policy recommendations, stories, art, poetry and an implementation plan.
Please join us as young South Africans formally present the SAYCAP to officials from the South African Government and the Presidential Climate Commission. Also in attendance will be members of the diplomatic community, the UN, civil society, business, and academia.
The formal launch of the SAYCAP will take place on 1 October from 1pm – 3pm. The event will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event and will take place at Freedom Park in Pretoria with a livestream and engagement on Zoom. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited to the number of people that can join in-person, but welcome all those not able to join in-person to join us virtually.
The SAYCAP process has been convened through the Youth Programmes at the South African Institute of International Affairs (Youth@SAIIA) in partnership with various organisations, schools, and university groups across South Africa.
The SAYCAP has been made possible with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria and the Global Change Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.