Episode 194. What Would I Say To the Leaders Meeting at COP26?
Global Youth Respond
“Dear leaders at COP26, be on the right side of history.“
As pivotal UN climate talks begin at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on October 31st, we here at Eaarth Feels felt it was important to hear from those whose voices are not often heard, but who will be living with the impacts of a less stable climate. In today’s episode, six youth from around the world, including from those countries most impacted by climate destabilization already, send a message to the leaders meeting in Glasgow.
Rose Kobusinge is a climate justice activist from Uganda. She was a delegate to PreCOP26 Youth4Climate summit in Milan. She can be found on Twitter: @KobusingeRose1 .
Khalid Mohammed is a young climate leader & was a delegate for Ethiopia to PreCOP26 in Milan Italy. He is a programmer and artist with the aim to mobilize youth for climate action. You can find Khalid on Twitter: @khalidopia
Zainab Waheed (Uswa E Zainab) is a 16 year old climate activist from Pakistan. You can find her on Twitter: @UswaeZainab3
Zanagee Artis is an American climate justice activist is “working to share knowledge about the intersections between climate change and systems of oppression pervasive in society today.” He co-founded the youth-led climate activist group Zero Hour in 2017. Zanagee co-hosts 1Point5: A kids podcast about climate justice, and has co-authored a book entitled “The Kids Book About Climate Change“. Twitter: @ZanageeArtis
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Reach out via social media to the young people that contributed to today’s podcast and thank them for their passion and commitment to a climate justice.
Bonus action step: support these young people’s vision of a livable future for all by reaching out to an elected official and letting them know you are concerned about climate change, and want action taken.