South African Youth Statement to COP 27

We, the youth of South Africa...


The South African Youth Statement to COP 27 was created by the youth participants of the national COP 27 Youth Climate Statement National Model Government process. This was convened by Youth@SAIIA, the Youth Policy Committee (YPC), CAAP co-founded by the European Union, and WESSA, with the support of UNICEF South Africa, UNDP South Africa, and the Embassy of Finland to South Africa. Over 200 young people representing over 80 organisations, schools and universities took part in the process. The statement was presented at the National Stakeholder Consultation to Minister Barbara Creecy of the Department of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs and Deputy Chairperson Valli Moose of the Presidential Climate Commission on 24 October 2022 in Midrand.

Youth of South Africa

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