Rising to the Challenge

Youth’s Perspectives on Climate Change and Education in South Asia

UN0346588
UNICEF/UN0346588/Modola

Highlights

The study examines youth experiences and perceptions of climate change impacts on education, climate change learning and their needs to become effective and confident agents of change.

 

Key findings:

  • The majority of respondents reported not being able to explain climate change or global warming, despite 65% reporting that it was taught in school.
  • 69% of respondents reported being at least a little worried about climate change’s impact on the future.
  • Over 60% of respondents believed that governments should be taking the most actions to address climate change, followed by children and young people (18%) and businesses (11%).
  • 78% of respondents stated that their education or studies was affected by climate change, from inability to concentrate due to heatwaves and drop out of school related to flooding (25%), to impacting the journey to school (19%).
  • +85% stated that they were keen to act to address climate change if they were given the necessary support.
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Author
Reis Lopez Rello, Climate Change Adviser, UNICEF ROSA & Jim Ackers, Education Adviser, UNICEF ROSA
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