Climate change is consistently in the top 5 issues South Australian children and young people raise with their Commissioner, Helen Connolly. It is an issue they care deeply about and one that is causing them considerable concern and worry. They want to see urgent action taken on climate change now with more focus placed on developing and transitioning to renewable energy solutions faster to eliminate the world’s dependency on fossil fuels.  

Concerns about climate change come up in conversations between the Commissioner and young people during almost all consultations, meetings, focus groups and events, and across a range of topics that include poverty, health, education, and transport. The continual focus young people have on climate change highlights the significant worry it is causing them, particularly in relation to the choices they will or won’t be able to make about how they live their lives.   

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Read the Fact Sheet on What SA Kids Have Told Us About Climate Change here