In this talk, 13-year-old climate activist Yola Mgogwana and her environmental mentor, Xoli Fuyani, will explain why climate change is a social justice issue that is already affecting people in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township, where Yola lives.
The duo is not without hope, however, declaring that taking action against climate change, as they both do, gives them the courage to continue working for a better world, one in which people and planet operate in symbiosis.
This particular edition of the series will continue the public discussion, started last year through the 10th annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture, on how to urgently address climate change as a social justice issue.
The Foundation is using the TutuTalks series to present new perspectives on the unresolved issues that civil society faces worldwide, and to uncover what moral and ethical leadership entails. The intention is not only to spread ideas, but also to empower young African leaders. This third edition in the series is presented in partnership with the African Leadership Institute and clothing retailer H&M.