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Young people and climate change

We want young people to understand the impact of climate change at home and across the world.

One of our goals is to build a ‘globally responsible Wales’ – making a positive contribution to global well-being. Globally children bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change because of their increased risk of health problems and malnutrition.      

Wales was one of the first nations in the world to make sustainable development a constitutional duty; we have included it in our laws to show how seriously sustainability is taken.

We also want children to have an education that promotes an understanding of the issues of climate change and sustainability. This will equip them to apply the knowledge in their daily lives and invest in skills for a low carbon future.

We work with Size of Wales (external link) and with Keep Wales Tidy through the Eco Schools Network (external link) to discuss and highlight the impacts of climate change with young people.

See the Young Wales website (external link) for more information.

Young peoples Wales 2050 competition

We are running a young peoples competition with Keep Wales Tidy on Decarbonisation and we would like young people to tell us what they think a low carbon Wales will look like in 2050. The competition will run until the 23rd March and the winner will receive £1,000 and runners up £500 each to invest in decarbonising their school.

Winners will also have the opportunity to meet with the Minister for Environment. You can find more information on the keep Wales tidy website (external link).

Wales 2050 Competition video (external link)