Dispatches from Africa’s COP: Malagasy youth on Madagascar’s beauty and the climate risks it faces

Sand begins to surround houses close to the town of Ambovombe, Androy region, Madagascar, February 15, 2022. Madagascar has always known extreme weather events, but scientists say these will likely increase as human-induced climate change pushes temperatures higher. Four years of drought, along with deforestation caused by people burning or cutting down trees to make charcoal or to open up land for farming, have transformed the area into a dust bowl.        REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY        SEARCH "GLOBAL POY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2022 PACKAGES.

Fenitra Jérémiah and Anja Radoharinirina, who both work for SAF/FJKM, an NGO in Madagascar, describe the incredible beauty of their country and the help they are providing to the communities most affected by climate change. Jérémiah and Radoharinirina share their positive impressions of the youth networking opportunities at COP27 and encourage more youth involvement in future climate events.