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New research: Only 1 in 5 young people believe they are listened to when it comes to decisions on climate change and the environment - Groundwork

The latest Groundwork report has found that less than one in five young people believe their opinions about how to tackle climate change and environmental issues are taken on board.

The ‘Youth in a Changing Climate’ report has examined the perspectives of young people between the ages 16-25 years in the UK on climate change and discusses barriers which prevent young people from taking climate action.

Key findings of the report

The data gathered via focus groups and an online survey of over 500 young people has found:

The report is calling for more action from the government, policy makers and those in a position to implement changes to bring young people into the heart of the conversation, expressing a sense of feeling ‘fed up’ at not being listened to with a general sense of frustration with the lack of diversity of those who are leading the climate change conversations.

Read the report here

Posted on: 08 November 2021

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