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Young people have their say on climate change

In spite of their increased vulnerability to climate change, children cannot be viewed simply as victims. Children have the right to be heard on climate change and to be involved in the discussions and planning of mitigation and adaptation strategies, policies and plans.

There are already a number of initiatives in South Africa through which children are participating in the climate change agenda. These should be strengthened to create a solid foundation for effective participation by children on climate change issues that can feed into, and strengthen policy and national response.

Listen to what a group of young people from KwaZulu-Natal have to say about climate change and the COP 17 conference.

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Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Children in South Africa
2011 - The study highlights the likely impact of climate change on children’s health, education, nutrition, safety and access to adequate housing and sanitation in South Africa – both directly and indirectly.

Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Children in South Africa: Summary of Findings
2011 - Summary of findings of the study that highlights the likely impact of climate change on children’s health, education, nutrition, safety and access to adequate housing and sanitation in South Africa – both directly and indirectly.

Change Through the Eyes of a Child: South African children speak about climate change
2011 - This publication aims to give children a voice and illustrate their understanding of climate change, their involvement in environmental activities, and their views on government’s role in tackling climate change.

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