Education, gender and poverty affect climate change literacy in Africa

Read the full story from the University of Cape Town.

Climate change literacy is essential to help Africans understand and effectively respond to climate change and adapt to its catastrophic effects. This is according to Dr Nicholas Simpson, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI).

Dr Simpson’s latest research paper titled “Climate change literacy in Africa”, highlights the effects that education, gender and poverty have on climate change literacy on the continent. His research was published in a leading peer-review scientific journal Nature Climate Change on Thursday, 7 October 2021.

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