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Road to COP 21: Are African youth fully represented

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Uganda young people below 30 years are 78% of the population (Uganda Population Report 2012) making it the youngest population in the world, elsewhere the scenario may not be that different especially in Africa. Climate change poses adverse effects, where capacity is little to cope also known as adaptation, especially when agricultural and forestry sector the economic back bone of Africa are climate sensitive.  As noted by Christiana Figures the Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, that climate change has created uncertainty about the future and that uncertainty will be left to our children, young people and future generations. She acknowledged young people awareness of the challenges of climate change and taking action. “Work by and for young people is a critical component of raising political ambition to reach a new, universal agreement on climate change.”(Youth in Action on Climate Change: inspirations from around the world, United Nations J…