Rising to the Challenge

Youth Perspectives on Climate Change and Education in Pakistan

Anessa and Rashida



The report showcases experiences and perceptions of young people in Pakistan related to climate change impacts on their education, on climate change learning and their needs to become effective and confident agents of change.

Key findings are  described below:

  • 27% of respondents in Pakistan reported that they could explain climate change.
  • 63% of respondents in Pakistan reported that they were at least a little worried about the future effects of climate change.
  • 59% of respondents in Pakistan believed that governments should take the most action, followed by businesses (17%) and children and young people (15%).
  • 78% of respondents stated that their education or studies were affected by climate change, from families ability to afford schooling (21%) and impacting journey to school (16%).
  • 83% stated that they were keen to act to address climate change if they were given the necessary support.
Reis Lopez Rello, Climate Change Adviser, UNICEF ROSA & Jim Ackers, Education Adviser, UNICEF ROSA
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