10 September 2021

  • 75 per cent of young people around the world report having skills to deal with climate change in their communities – but 69 per cent have never participated in climate action.
  • Concern that voices of women and minority groups overlooked in current climate change policy.
  • 67 per cent of young people feel leaders cannot address climate change alone.
  • Consistent call for young people to be included in policy decisions.
  • More than half of young people in UK believe political participation to be an effective way to bring about change.

Young people around the world unanimously consider climate change to be the biggest threat facing the planet but many struggle to engage in meaningful action and have their voices heard, a British Council report published on 9 September has revealed.

The Global Youth Letter Report surveyed more than 8000 young people aged 18-35 from 23 countries – including Brazil, India, Kenya, and the UK – about their perspectives on climate change. It found a strong, unanimous voice of young people on climate change across all 23 countries.

You can read the full press release here.


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