East Africa Youth Climate Summit 2020

Youth and the environment are two things that co-dependent on one another. The problem today is that many young people are ignorant and oblivious of their responsibility to the environment and have thus continued to unknowingly or knowingly carry out activities that are harmful to the environment. In order to counter this, great focus is being pointed at youth as agents of change to sustain the environment and create awareness among the whole human population.
Environmental issues have the potential to devastatingly impact society particularly young people. Youths are faced with environmental health crisis; environmental food crisis and they live in a world where extinction of endangered species is at a high rate.

General objective

The General objective of the conference is to establish a forum for dialogue, mobilise effective commitment, enhance awareness rising, and actions through bringing together youth with the aim of effectively mainstreaming Environmental conservation concerns into development policies, strategies, programmes and practices in the region

Many environmental activities that are harmful to the environment are still practised by young people today. Such activities intensify today's environmental crises by further perpetuating major environmental issues including: climate-changes, environmental degradation, pollution and scarcity of clean water.

The summit allows youths to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, youth will develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.

The will summit also helps youth understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment, build knowledge and skills necessary to address complex environmental issues, as well as ways we can take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.

By educating the youth on the causes and effects of environmental conservation , we can work together to undo the damage humans have caused. Laws also need to change to make pollution tougher, consistently across national borders.

We need plants and trees to survive. They provide oxygen, food, water and medicine for everyone, all over the region. But if deforestation continues at the rate it’s occurring, we won’t have much of the valuable forestry left.

With recent deforestations, wetland encroachments and the mass amount of timber being harvested for commercial use, our forests are decreasing at an alarming rate.

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WHAT THE YOUTH SAY

"This is a great opportunity for the youth in east Africa i cant miss this "
Nabasa Eli
Kampala - Uganda
“what a great chance for the young Environmentalists i will be there "
elica jane
zanzibar

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