The climate crisis is urgent, and no country can solve this challenge alone. Climate change threatens the lives and livelihoods of over 100 million people in extreme poverty worldwide. The record-breaking heat, floods, storms, drought, and wildfires devastating communities around the world underscore the grave risks we already face. Climate change affects our lives in many ways, including the water we depend on, our economies and livelihoods, food systems, our health, infrastructure, and ecosystems. Africa’s agriculture sector is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis because it is heavily dependent on weather patterns and rainfall. Climate indicators show us that Africa is especially vulnerable to climate change. By 2030, 108–116 million people in Africa will be exposed to sea-level rise (compared to 54 million in 2000), increasing to 190–245 million by 2060.
The YALI4OurFuture campaign is dedicated to increasing awareness of and providing actionable solutions to five key areas of the climate crisis: forests, emissions, water, food, and people. Each one of us can do our part to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Show your support for the environment by joining YALI4OurFuture today!
Use the YALI4OurFuture Facilitation Guide to create dialogue within your community about the harmful effects of climate change.
Show your support for the environment by downloading the editable pledge below. Fill in your country, the action you’ll take to spread awareness, and your name, to personalize your pledge.
We all have a part to play in climate action, and a good first step is to make sure you can separate the myths from the facts. Test your knowledge on essential climate change concepts today, and see where you stand with our #YALI4OURFUTURE Temperature Check Quiz! Challenge your friends and family and see who knows more about these key concepts.
Read stories from YALI Network members, find tips, and learn more about the importance of climate advocacy on the YALI Network Blog.