WorldView Good Reads: Young Climate Activists, Part II
Published: November 17, 2021
Young climate activists have been getting a lot of attention in the press lately.
In the days following heated climate talks at the COP26, we continue with the second of this two-part series with a few notable good reads that draw attention to the urgency of climate action, and in particular, the need to listen to those voices that are disproportionately impacted by climate change.
Young activists - especially those from the Global South and Indigenous communities - deserve a say in climate policy. Their futures hang in the balance. Let’s listen to them.
- Young climate activists have far more power than they realise; changing the collective mindset will lead to change.
- Young People from Global South at COP26 Still Being Ignored, Activist Says, even though 90% of the total Global youth population are from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Listen to marginalised women on front line of climate crisis – young activists want more than praise from politicians; they want action for those on “the front line” of the environmental crises.
- 10 African youth climate activists changing the face of the planet.
- Indigenous activists on tackling the climate crisis: 'We have done more than any government.'
- Meet the activist fighting for Brazil's rainforests, where Indigenous people are disproportionately affected by deforestation.
- In Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out about what inspired them to get involved and what issues they are prioritizing.
- Watch a short documentary about how the conversation on climate is changing because of young activist perspectives: 'Generation Now.' The Story of How Young Climate Activists Tired of Waiting for Change Took Action
You can read the full Glasgow Climate Pact here or take a closer look at what world leaders agreed to — and what they didn't — at the U.N. climate summit.comments powered by Disqus