Sustainable Development

Over three quarters (77%) of the One Young World community said extreme weather or climate change affects their country. Only 10% said their country was prepared for the effects.

Who is responsible for combatting climate change?

  • Extreme weather and disaster management systems
  • Young people delivering Climate Justice
  • Replacing ignorance with knowledge: the role of mass communication and education

We live in a world we predicted decades ago; with unprecedented climate related risks to communities and business globally. Record highs in temperature outpace record lows and types of extreme weather have become frequent in recent decades across the globe.  Building resilience in a world of increasing climate related risks means short-term decisions matter more than ever before. Over three quarters (77%) of the One Young World community said extreme weather or climate change affects their country. Only 10% said their country was prepared for the effects.

Those least responsible often experience the greatest impact of climate change. Addressing ethical issues concerning cause and effect raises issues of justice. 82% agree that developed countries have a responsibility to help less developed countries achieve sustainable practices. The urgent need to develop disaster management systems and mass communication tools to persuade, protect and affect responsible behaviour in all individuals and businesses globally is key. 73% of the One Young World community believe mass ignorance is the biggest challenge to tackling climate change.