Young people will bear the brunt of the intensifying impacts of climate change over time. Facing this challenge, youth around the world have emerged at the forefront of climate activism at an unprecedented scale.
School strikes, marches, and declarations complement youth engagement in diplomacy, technology, science, and law. Providing a platform for young people involved in climate action at the local, national and global levels is essential to promote collaboration, generate new policy ideas, and demand accountability from political and business leaders.
Panellists engage in critical conversation about COP26; global leadership in climate mitigation, adaptation, and finance; and how to develop the full potential of youth-led global initiatives going forward.
Sohara Mehroze Shachi, Team Lead, UNDP Research Facility in Bangladesh
Sonika Manandhar, Co-Founder, Aeloi Technologies, and UN Young Champion of the Earth
Vladislav Kaim, UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisor on Climate Change
Akufuna Muyunda, Co-Chair, Resilient40
Charlene Ren, Executive Director, MyH2O Water Information Network
Chair: Rebecca Peters, Leland Foundation Association of Marshall Scholars Transatlantic Academy Fellow, Chatham House