It’s time for the continent to address climate change
Tim Mugerwa Climate reality leader and president of the African Youth Union
It is an open secret that Africa is most severely affected by global challenges. The scourges of poverty, disease, youth unemployment, hunger and famine have framed a common narrative of the African continent as a site of catastrophe and immense human suffering. This is further exacerbated by almost barren policies on climate change and its consequences.
The effects of climate change are already threatening our nations.
Africa has the youngest population in the world, which puts its future at a bigger risk if climate change is not urgently addressed.
We need peace in Africa, but the continent itself cannot be at peace with its people when climate change is displacing people, and when young Africans are uncertain about their future because of the threats posed by climate change.
Climate change is real. It also requires real policies and actions.
Young people need your consent, your willingness and support to mitigate the above-mentioned threats regarding climate change.
We need you to truly unite against climate change.