The new World Youth Report, published by the UN Programme on Youth (UNPY) within the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) focus on youth and climate change. The Report is intended to highlight the important role young people play in addressing climate change, as well as to offer suggestions on how young people might be more effectively integrated as individuals and collective agent of change within the realm of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Report is designated to assist youth and youth organizations in educating themselves and to become more actively involved in combating the threat of climate change. The Report is also meant to affirm the status of young people as key stakeholders in the fight against climate change. The publication comes at a time when efforts to address climate change are receiving unparalleled attention on the international arena, offering youth a unique opportunity for their voice to be heard in the debate.
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