"Young people and children are coming out to tell the world how climate is impacting them," Esther Agbarakwe said.
UNICEF’s Office of Research recently held The Debate: Climate change and children to look at the science, politics, impact – and the next generation. NYCC Esther Agbarakwe participated among leading experts on climate change
What we are leaving our children?
UNICEF brought together three experts - Dr Saleemul Haq of the International Institute for Envrionment and development, Tom Mitchell from the Overseas Development Institute and Esther Agbarakwe, the head of the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition.
Children are disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of climate change. And they are its heirs. In The Debate, head of the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition Esther Agbarakwe says, “Too often, the elders feel that they have the monopoly of knowledge on issues like this. But right now we are seeing a lot of children calling out to tell the world how climate is impacting them.”
To hear more of the panel's views, click on the video above.