Rising to the Challenge: Youth Perspectives on Climate Change and Education in Maldives
01 October 2021
The report showcases experiences and perceptions of young people in Maldives related to climate change impacts on their education, on climate change learning and their needs to become effective and confident agents of change.
Key findings are described below:
- 47% of respondents in Maldives reported that they could explain climate change.
- 77% of respondents in Maldives reported that they were at least a little worried about the future effects of climate change.
- 74% of respondents in Maldives believed that governments should take the most action, followed by children and young people (16%) and businesses (6%).
- 56% of respondents stated that their education or studies was affected by climate change, for example by impacting their journey to school (20%) or their family’s ability to afford schooling (12%).
- 92% stated that they were keen to address climate change if they were given the necessary support.