Youth Climate Advocacy

Image: Matthew Griffiths
Image: Matthew Griffiths

Climate change is one of the most significant intergenerational equity challenges of our time.


  • Young people – who currently represent over 50% of the global population – are the generation who will not only be most impacted by climate change, but who will also inherit the responsibility for addressing it.
  • This key constituency, however, is often neglected in policy processes and the design of climate change response measures and initiatives.
  • The question of youth agency is particularly acute in Africa, the region most vulnerable to climate impacts and also the region with the youngest population, with almost 60% of Africa’s population under the age of 25.

Read our briefing on Strengthening Youth Participation in Climate-Related Policymaking