For: Research on Young People, Cultural Relations and Climate Action
The effects of Climate Change are worst on the young people who constitute one fifth of the total South Asian population comprising of 300 million, putting countries like Afghanistan, which has one of the largest youth populations in the world, at greater risk. Given the sizable youth population, young people, who will be most affected by these challenges in the coming years. They will need education, information and training to be positively engaged in public awareness and participate in disaster mitigation to deal with climate related challenges. Seeing as in the coming years, they will assume the roles of leaders, policymakers and decisions makers, it is critical to engage the youth in action against climate change and developing more equitable and climate-resilient societies.
In order to mitigate climate related disasters, and accomplish goals set out in the SDGs – specifically Goal 13 i.e. climate action – and the Paris Agreement, which reaffirms intergenerational equity as a guiding principle shaping climate change, there is a need for youth centric global, regional and local level interventions, and adaptive strategies to address the threats.
This research aims to develop a deeper understanding of the perceptions, attitudes, challenges and readiness of youth in South Asia around climate vulnerability and their action plan for the looming threats. In addition, based on the analysis, the research aims to make recommendations for effective engagement with youth around climate action, and collect youth narratives from South Asia to present and influence negotiations at COP 26.
This research is primarily a perception and insights survey which will be conducted across 4 countries in the South Asia region namely Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. In addition to various youth groups – who are the primary target audience, this research also aims to engage a number of stakeholders including policymakers, decision makers, global leaders, academics and more. We aim to engage individual research firm in each of the 4 countries to conduct the research.
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