Youth want to be "more involved" in environmental decisions

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Opening of the United Nations Environment Assembly – Nairobi, Kenya. UN Radio/Fan Xiao/Monica Grayley

The world's young people want to be "more involved" in policy decisions which relate to the environment, according to a youth representative from South Africa.

Governments, decision makers, scientists, civil society representatives and business leaders are currently gathered in Nairobi to discuss how best to tackle global environmental challenges.

They are meeting at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), a new world body that places environmental issues at the heart of international affairs.

Fan Xiao asked South Africa-based Ashly Van Heerden from Tunza a youth project of the UN Environment Programme how young people have contributed to the inaugural meeting.

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