Africa Climate Week 2023
Highlighting the impact of climate change on children and the youth advocating for urgent action
The climate crisis is here and will only worsen if climate action continues to fall short, leaving children to bear the brunt of this emergency.
This is particularly true in West and Central Africa where 17 of the region's 24 countries are among the 30 countries worldwide in which climate change poses the most risk for children.
287 million children and young people in West and Central Africa are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis.
From Senegal to the Democratic Republic of Congo, young people are calling on world leaders to protect the planet and inspiring their peers to take action in their communities.
Meet our Youth Advocates on Climate
Watch them in action
Young people believe that they are part of the solution. They know they can play a role in addressing and mitigating climate change.
Listen to what they have to say
Help amplify their voices on social media and join the conversation using #AfricaClimateWeek!
Time to Act: African children in the climate change | Spotlight
Some of the severe effects of climate change are felt in Africa, a continent which has historically contributed minimally to global carbon emissions. Adverse climate changes are causing significant damages
on ecosystems and people, with the most vulnerable communities, particularly children, disproportionately affected.
This spotlight provides an overview of the impact of climate change on children in Africa, highlights solutions being implemented on the continent, and calls on world leaders and key stakeholders to act for children through key recommendations.