DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Tanzanian government on Tuesday urged the youth to put the environmental agenda at the forefront of their priorities to help the country avert the effects of climate change.
Minister of State in the Vice President's Office responsible for Union and Environment Selemani Jafo said the government is committed to empowering and amplifying the voices of young people, who are uniquely positioned to drive impactful and innovative initiatives that address the country's pressing climate challenges.
Youth have every reason to drive the development agenda and suggest every possible measure likely to avert the effects of climate change, said Jafo, adding that the impacts of climate change are already being felt across the country, affecting agriculture, water resources, health, and ecosystems.
He made the remarks while opening a one-day seminar on unlocking youth potential toward effective participation in the National and Global Climate Action organized by Youth for Climate Action Tanzania in the capital of Dodoma. ■