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December 23rd, 2016 / BusinessStandard, India

Over 80 per cent of the African youth feel that climate change has affected their everyday lives, the COP22 Steering Committee said.

Quoting a survey held in 17 African countries, the Committee of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) said 86 per cent of the African youth consider themselves directly affected by climate change and note its effects every day.

“The African continent, which is particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming, lacks the basic infrastructure necessary for sustainable economic and energy development,” the COP22 committee said.

The survey conducted on the millenials — those who reached adulthood by 2000 — stated that 94 per cent of African youth consider making renewable energies the first source of energy used in Africa a priority. See more