et discusses 10 reasons why investing in youths can help confront climate change



Sat, 02 Apr 2022 - 02:23 GMT


Sat, 02 Apr 2022 - 02:23 GMT

Climate Change- CC via pixabay/ TheDigitalArtist

Climate Change- CC via pixabay/ TheDigitalArtist

CAIRO – 1 April 2022: During the past period, many dialogues highlighted the importance of the role of youth in facing climate change and addressing its effects, in addition to their role in participating in the development process.


In this report, et monitors 10 reasons why young people can help mitigate the negative impact of climate change:


1- A net-zero scenario stated that by 2050, younger generations will have carbon emissions reduction footprints ten times less than their parents and grandparents. They will drive the ambition to reduce emissions because they are more affected than their parents.


2- Young people are the most benefiting from energy transformations and innovation by creating millions of new jobs, in case the world aims to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050.


3- Children born between 1950 and 1964 emit 350 tons of carbon in their lifetime and only 34 tons of carbon in a net zero scenario.


4- Young people will benefit from improved energy intensity, which will lead to a 4 percent rise in the global economy each year during this decade.


5- A net zero emissions scenario confirms that the global economy will double between 2020 and 2050


6- Young people are now contemporaneous with the stages of research and development, for emissions reductions on technologies, and they are the ones who will reap its benefits.


7- Young people have the ability to make behavioral changes that contribute to reducing emissions, such as choosing low-carbon transportation, avoiding flights, and recycling.


8- Future generations will need far more low-carbon energy infrastructure and services than is available today


9- Decarbonization is essential for a meaningful intergenerational dialogue, and young people need a lot of financial and administrative support to participate in climate planning and decision-making.


10- Young people are the ones who are able to innovate intensively to achieve low-carbon lifestyles, which give them more health benefits.



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