South African Youth Position to COP 23

Image: Flickr, World Bank Photo
Image: Flickr, World Bank Photo

In the run-up to the conference, our Youth Policy Committee and the South African Youth Climate Change Coalition drafted the country's official youth position on COP 23.

Guided by the UNICEF Generation 2030 Report, we urge the South African government to acknowledge the importance of harnessing the growing youth demographic in creating a climate resilient society. The youth applaud and support strides made by Civil Society Organisations with regards to climate change, and endorse the South African Climate Action Network (SACAN) statement on COP 23. We stress the need to act on climate change prior to the 2020 implementation of the Paris Agreement.

23 Oct 2017