Dispatches from Africa’s COP: Kenyan youth on the frontlines of climate adaptation

Kenya, Marsabit, 2022-08-02. A young girl carries yellow water jerry cans, a symbol of the hours spent searching for water in the area. Report in northern Kenya where the drought is only getting worse. Photography by Claudia Lacave / Hans Lucas. Kenya, Marsabit, 2022-08-02. Une jeune fille porte des jerricanes d eau jaunes, un symbole des heures passees a la recherche d eau dans la region. Reportage dans le nord du Kenya ou la secheresse ne fait que s aggraver. Photographie par Claudia Lacave / Hans Lucas.

Beverly Musili, policy analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, and Tomas Hurdsone, CEO of Youth Green Space Action, discuss the outcomes of this year’s COP. Both view resolutions on loss and damage as a positive outcome, as well as the solidarity displayed by African youth. Looking ahead however, they highlight the need for more climate financing and establishment of an African Youth Council.