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Be agents of change

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 29, 2014

YOUTHS can be powerful agents of change — climate action is not just about greenhouse gas emission, it is about people.

These were the sentiments of Public Utilities Minister Colonel Timoci Natuva at the celebration of World Meteorological Day 2014 at the MET office in Vatuwaqa yesterday.

Paying attention to the theme of this year's celebration — Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth — Col. Natuva said the role youths played in the battle against changing weather conditions could not be underestimated.

"Globally, about one sixth of the world's population is made up of the age group between 15 and 25 years. The issues our youths face today will be made a lot worse by the natural hazards of climate change and extreme weather," Col. Natuva said.

"Young people are a source of innovation and of fresh insights into problems and their possible solutions. They call for just and equitable solutions."





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