Youth Living in Auckland: Climate Change Mitigation Efforts and the Factors Affecting their Actions

Youth in Auckland display concern towards climate change and are inclined to reduce their carbon footprint by taking action. However, government and corporate actions are more valuable and impactful in their view. Although the youth are aware of their actions and wish to take more proactive actions towards reducing their emissions, they do not always practically do so. This value-action gap seen above is a resultant of various barriers youth face, interestingly particular to their age group. These include their shared living conditions/spaces, financial barriers, external casualties and convenience.