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8 of 10 Young Africans are Worried by Climate Change

Eight in 10 young Africans are convinced that climate change has a negative impact on their lives, according to the first pan African study on climate change released on Tuesday by South Africa's GC Consulting. About seven in 10 consider access to water and the development of renewable energy as the most important initiatives to fight global warming and over half accused governments of not doing enough to fight against the effects of global warming, said the study. The research was commissioned following the UN climate conference held in November in Marrakech that was carried out on a sample of young people born between 1980 and 2000, the so-called 'millennials' from 19 countries including Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Joan Lewa/USAID Kenya

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