Pakistan climate change report launched at ‘youth in climate action summit’

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The Youth in Climate Action Summit in Islamabad brought together young people, youth, government, civil society, media, climate action experts for dia-logue and conversations around climate action, celebrate the work done by young climate leaders.

As one of the youngest and most populous countries in the world, Pakistan’s young people are at the biggest risk of the effects of climate change and related challenges.

The Perceptions of Young Peo-ple on Climate Change and Action: Pakistan report gathered survey data from 1,215youth,14 group discussions and 32 interviews to understand the perceptions of young people in Pakistan on climate change.

This research is part of the British Council’s Climate Connection programme, which aims to bring people around the world together to address the challenges of climate change. It focuses in par-ticular on the next generation of climate leaders and gives practical support to young people and com-munities.

61 per cent of the young people surveyed for the report came from rural areas. More than 90 per cent have never participated in any climate change awareness activity.70 per cent expressed their ea-gerness to learn more about climate issues.

British Council Pakistan Country Director, Amir Ramzan, speaking at the inaugural session said: I’ve had the privilege of meeting many passionate and determined young Pakistanis through our youth leadership programme.

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir distributed certificates to grantees of the Brit-ish Council Challenge Fund at the closing ceremony and shared: I’m very proud to see that Pakistan’s youth exhibit such strong leadership and enthusiasm to work for the betterment of this country.

We are eager to connect and work together with young people through the Government’s climate programmes like the Billion Trees Tsunami and Clean and Green Pakistan. They are the future of Pakistan.

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