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Head of African youth network: Listen to young people on ecology

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Mar 14, 2019 2:47 PM 1+ week ago

The head of an African youth network urged the world's religions to embrace the voices of young people, as the leaders explore ways to tackle the current global ecological crisis.

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The head of an African youth network urged the world's religions to embrace the voices of young people, as the leaders explore ways to tackle the current global ecological crisis.

Allen Ottaro, founder and executive director of the Catholic Youth Network for Environment Sustainability for Africa, said young people were aware of the current realities of climate change and were ready to join in the search for solutions.

"Youth have said they will do their homework, but you (adults) also need to do yours," Ottaro said during a side event during the U.N. Environment Nairobi Convention. "While we are asking for space, we're also prepared to take responsibilities. The best way to take the responsibilities is to get involved in those decision-making processes that will ultimately ...

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