Young South Africans have made it clear that their voices go beyond just being tokens in climate action discussions and have taken action by crafting measures for climate action in accordance with a future in which they would like to live.
Young people have led climate activism globally and nationally, and if their voices weren’t strong enough to encourage leaders to take climate action before, they came together again to voice their concerns. climate change – this time by drafting the first national climate action. document by young people.
The policy, which is called the South African Youth Climate Action Plan (SA YCAP), is a call to national stakeholders. It also calls on the global community to honor its climate commitments in terms of adaptation and mitigation.
Convened through the youth programs of the South African Institute of International Affairs in partnership with various organizations, schools and academic groups across South Africa, the document was written by young people between the ages of 13 and 30.
Five main pillars inform the action plan, namely: intersectionality; advocacy and activism for climate action; good governance; systematic change; and environmental sustainability. The pillars each emphasized an inclusive and intersectional approach …