A couple of months ago, we asked UK U-Reporters, “Do you think climate change is a global threat to wellbeing and security?” These results along with those of U-Reporters in 19 other countries facilitated SDSN Youth’s report on the effects of climate change on young people.
"An analysis of the impact of climatic events on youth, peace and security is critical for understanding the underlying mechanisms for how forced migration, conflict and security challenges apply specifically to young people." - SDSN Youth.
Young people are often critically affected by climate change and its consequences – forced migration, economic distress, food insecurity etc. However they are rarely acknowledged as necessary key players in solution building and implementation.
Structured as one overarching research question and three sub-questions, this report aims to bring to light a youth led understanding of climate change’s effect on their own peace and security, what can be done to counter this and how young people can be active players.
To read the report, please click here: http://sdsnyouth.org/youth-peace-security-report
N.b. This report will be submitted to the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly by Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the end of 2017.