Chapter One

Climate Change and Youth


Climate change and climate impacts

Noting the key points of the IPCC SR1.5 report and addressing the urgency of climate impacts adaptation. Highlighting key concepts of the impacts of climate change specifically on youth (risk, exposure, vulnerability, and hazard).

Intergenerational equity

Connecting climate adaptation with the notion of intergenerational equity, highlighting the key role of climate adaptation in providing a livable and sustainable future for generations to come.

Youth engagement in climate action

Noting the importance of addressing intergenerational equity, bringing out young people’s engagement with the United Nations Climate Change Processes and youth actions surrounding climate change and climate action.