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World Youth Report 2010

Youth and Climate Change

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This report is intended to highlight the important role young people play in addressing climate change, and to offer suggestions on how young people might be more effectively integrated as individuals and collective agents of change within the realm of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The report is designed to assist youth and youth organizations in educating themselves and to become more actively involved in combating the threat of climate change. It 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 within the international arena, offering young people a unique opportunity for their voice to be heard in the debate.

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Statistical annex

Since the 1995 adoption of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, Governments, the international community, and civil society have grown increasingly aware of the importance of investing in youth. Many have partnered with youthled organizations to address key challenges to youth development. While the World Programme of Action has been instrumental in guiding the formulation and implementation of national youth policies, assessing the impact of interventions and investments remains difficult owing to the fact that age-disaggregated data relevant to youth are not always available. Where such data do exist, they are often part of a larger compilation, and youth-specific trends remain hidden or are glossed over.

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