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Championing for Climate Change Interventions and a Climate-Conscious Society

The climate emergency continues to worsen, as nations delay taking immediate, comprehensive and effective measures to address it. More
worryingly still, some countries are responding to the current disruption in energy markets by rushing to develop alternative sources of fossil
fuel. This Journal is authored by young Africans on the continent.

Published: 4 August 2022

The climate is changing in unprecedented ways, but there are still many options to alleviate the impacts, through both mitigation and adaptation.


As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense, predictions must go beyond what the weather will be to include what the weather will do. One-third of the world’s people, mainly in least developed countries and small island developing states, are still not covered by early warning systems. In Africa, it is even worse: 60% of people lack coverage.


African Leadership Academy (ALA) has long understood the important of fostering the voices of young African leaders and the power of well-connected networks when tackling some of Africa’s biggest challenges, including Climate Change. We also recognise the vast opportunity that lies in giving voice to institutions and initiatives concerned about Climate Change, and who are keen to build a platform to engage more
deeply on these issues.


In the lead up to COP27, ALA and various partners are working together to establish a discussion forum made up of Climate Action experts, environmentalists, researchers, policy makers and influencers, from all generations and regions on the continent, coming together to share ideas, challenge the status quo and articulate their positions, thereby contributing to the discourse at COP27.


This edition of the AL for Governance Journal focuses on representing the voices of youth who are in research and doing work around climate change governance and policy. The journal aims to highlight climate challenges and opportunities within the continent. Our journal underwent a rigorous multi-stage editorial review process to ensure quality and ethical due diligence. While it is a non-academic journal
publication, we value scholarly points of reference and expect our authors to maintain a level of academic excellence in their writing.

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