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17/08/2020

Why African Youth Matter in Global Environmental Discourse

Each year, August 12  marks International Youth Day, with this year’s theme being Youth engagement for Global Action. Here, Sylvia Nagginda, the Nnabagereka (Queen) of Buganda, Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan climate change activist and Musonda Mumba, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Terrestrial Unit, reflect on some of the initiatives that are ensuring youth voices are heard in environmental decision-making.

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(UN Environment)* — The year 2020 has seen the world grapple with an unprecedented global pandemic as the climate crisis looms on.

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