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Climate Change and Youth in Kenya

Climate change is a major issue in Kenya today and poses a significant economic, social, and environmental threat.The country is climate-vulnerable and has already been facing adverse impacts of climate change, with projections of temperatures rising by 2.5º C between 2000 and 2050 and rainfall patterns becoming more intense and unpredictable.[i]According to a 2018 study by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the country loses 2–2.4% of its gross domestic product annually due to the adverse effects of climate change, such as drought and floods.[ii]

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March 14, 2024

Climate Change and Youth in Uganda

Climate change is a pressing global issue which is exacerbated by human activities and practices. This affects the environment and future survival of every species. Young people, a vital economic force, influence the climate trajectory due to their role in resource-dependent economies. However, they're often overlooked in policy decisions despite facing economic and social hardships. The United Nations acknowledges their exclusion from decision-making,impacting their present and future. Among these are climate-related policies and those that affect the environment.

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March 14, 2024

POST COP27 Youth Debrief

Following the Pre-COP Youth Forum held on the 28th of October 2022, SLYCAN Trust hosted a Post-COP Youth Debrief on the 2nd of December 2022 to share with youth updates received through engagements and partnerships formed at the 17th Conference of Youth (COY17) and the 27th meeting Conference of Parties (COP27) for scaling up youth engagement in climate action in Sri Lanka. The objective of this event was to share the outcomes from COP27, share the experiences of the youth participants and convey the youth priorities for the year 2023.

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April 30, 2023

Orientation and Capacity Building Workshop on Activities of the Global Youth Forum on Climate Change 2022/2023

SLYCAN Trust Youth hosted an Orientation and Capacity Building Workshop on Activities of the Global Youth Forum on Climate Change 2022/2023 on the 11th of February, with the aim of scaling up youth collaboration in identifying key actions that can be implemented under the thematic areas of the Global Youth Forum. Youth in climate-resilient food systems, climate resilience & risk management, youth entrepreneurship and innovation, renewable energy, just transition & youth, and just transition in fashion were the focus areas of discussion.

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April 30, 2023

A Draft Framework for Youth Engagement in Climate Policy and Action in Sri Lanka

Youth are an integral part of the community and are an essential stakeholder group in climate action. They have the potential to identify and provide solutions to address issues that would help create a better planet, including finding avenues for ensuring the earth and its resources are conserved and the global temperature goal of 1.5 C is maintained.

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April 30, 2023

Enhancing climate education

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May 4, 2023