Today’s world biggest realty is climate change and every single living thing on this planate facing impact of climate change as we are witnessing the impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. These impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience.
Pakistan’s climate change concerns include increased variability of monsoons, the likely impact of receding Himalayan glaciers on the Indus River system, decreased capacity of water reservoirs, reduced hydropower during drought years, and extreme events including floods and droughts.
The impacts of climate change are not distributed equally. Some people will experience natural disasters first hand, some will be affected more gradually over time, and some will experience only indirect impacts. There are data from the United Nations that show the interest of youth on climate change.
Accounting for half of the world’s population, youth is deeply rooted inside any system, local or global. From the labor force to high-risk investment markets, youth is there. Young man and woman are everyday trying to build their lives and a better future, for themselves and their kind. More than ever, that goal passes through finding solutions to tackle climate change, and the fact that youth is in every sector of society, gives us an opportunity to bring that topic to all corners.
Young people can play an instrumental role to address the issue of climate change which need concrete actions right from grass root communities to global measures.
Youth have played vital role in the global climate strikes urging the world leaders to play their roles in taking steps to combat the menace of climate change. always been considering youth as a prime stakeholder in every aspect of life.
Youth is Connected and have strong networking, as per estimates that young people worldwide are nearly two times more networked than the global population as a whole. Problems exist everywhere but they are only risen to the status of being an issue when they receive attention, and we’ve all seen the power of hashtags in raising a problematic situation into a real issue.
The hashtags #metoo, #blacklivesmatters, and recently #elenao in Brazil are some examples. The sole fact that young people from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Kashmir, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain got together to fight oppressive regimes and low standards of living through social media mobilization, giving momentum to the Arab Spring, is reason enough to believe in the power of young engaged people connected through digital platforms. Social media can be an important tool in empowering youth, giving momentum to a cause and letting decision makers know that what’s going on is unacceptable. Bringing that activism to the environmental causes and making it appellative to everyone is a major step in spreading actions and solutions against climate change.
Collective measures as well as at individual level, young people can make a big difference when adopting and promoting small actions such as starting own Initiative or Volunteer with environmental organizations, reduce/recycle Paper and recycling things more often, save resources. Encourage people around for adopting sustainable and more natural lifestyle.
The small steps such as buying stainable products, plantation in the community, home gardening or harvesting, decrease Meat & dairy consumption and avoiding buy unnecessary plastic made stuff such are small acts that have great impact.
The increase role of Young People in the fight against climate change can be the game changer strategy therefore letting young people to act and lead can be a world’s most powerful solution and promote resilience of youth in the face to challenge impacts of climate change through small community actions into global movements.
About Samreen Khan Ghauri
Samreen Khan Ghauri is an aspiring Multi-Media Journalist, SBCC specialist and a passionate and committed climate action activist, she can be access to firstname.lastname@example.org & @samreen_ideas