Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we reflect on the commitments made for social justice, peace, and the planet. Climate change is one of the major issues facing the planet today. According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), more than 40% of the world’s population lives in places and in situations that are highly vulnerable to climate change. Africa has contributed the least to global greenhouse gas emissions but has already seen severe losses and harm from climate change, including loss of life and biodiversity, water shortages, decreased food production, and elevated levels of poverty. Despite these difficulties brought on by climate change, UNDP experts are confident that Africa has the best solutions to guide the world toward a safe and climate-resilient future. The continent, which has the youngest population, the most fertile land, and the greatest potential for restoration, is home to a quarter of all species. These components can be used not only to improve global health but also in the eradication of poverty on the continent. Joanna Kahumbu,Trainee Lawyer, Anjarwalla and Khanna, and Donovan Hackart, Principal Associate, Forensics at Anjarwalla and Khanna, discuss their perspectives on climate change as young professionals and the key talking points around the subject.