Climate change is having a widespread and devastating effect on the environment and people’s lives. The worst polluters are often geographically, economically and socially distant from those facing the gravest impacts. Young people, especially those in countries such as Uganda, are the generation who bear the least responsibility, yet new research shows that they are already adapting to the extreme impacts of climate change. They find their education, family and social lives, career prospects and wellbeing threatened, but their voices still going unheard.
In this event, we hear from researchers in Uganda and the UK about how meaningful collaboration with young people is essential for bringing fresh insights and generating new approaches to address the climate crisis.
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Dr Anna Barford, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, UK
Dr Anthony Mugeere, Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
Benard Isiko, Programme Coordinator, Restless Development, Uganda
Megan Rowling, climate correspondent and editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Part of the Youth Futures project team for Peak youth, climate change and the role of young people in seizing their future. Read Dr Barford and Dr Mugeere's COP26 briefing Young people and climate change.
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