Change for Climate Campaign
Youths taking charge of our climate
The climate is in crisis.
Changes are causing extreme temperatures, rising sea levels, natural disasters and many other events that are negatively impacting children and young people's access to their basic rights: education, the right to live in a safe and clean environment, amongst others.
Malaysia is not immune. From floods, to haze; clean water supply disruption to diseases caused by issues in waste management; these events threaten schooling, health and living conditions of children and young people in the country. COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation - causing further disruptions.
Despite children experiencing climate issues in different ways daily; their opinions and suggestions have largely been absent from climate conversations. To this end, in preparation for World Children's Day 2020 - one in a year so drastically different from the last - we thought it is time to bring their voices to the fore. UNICEF, UNDP and EcoKnights surveyed youths in Malaysia through the use of a chat-bot software to discover their thoughts on climate issues and what they think can be done by stakeholders (and themselves) to remedy the situation.