5 Zos who are championing the fight against climate change across the world
In the last couple of years, People around the world have united to fight and combat climate change. The 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg is the most popular person in the movement to fight against climate change. Many young activists have taken the lead to join the movement along with Greta to fight for the planet, demanding that authorities take steps to combat the climate change which is hitting on our face.
Here are five young Zo activists raising their voice against climate change, and urging the world to wake up to the growing crisis.
Ridhima Pandey – India
The 11-year-old Ridhima got involved in climate change after witnessing the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, which caused over 5,000 deaths and damages hitting more than 4000 villages. In 2017, When she was 9 years old, Ridhima filed a case against the Indian Government for its inaction towards climate change. She demanded the Government to come up with a budget to keep carbon emissions in check and create a plan to help the country recover from the effects of climate change. Ridhima was part of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, along with 15 other young activists.
India Logan-Riley — Aotearoa / New Zealand
The Young activist India Logan-Riley have been working to compact climate change. She has been focusing on ensuring that Indigenous people gain rights over their land. She’s taken her message to the United Nations in talks that resulted in the Paris climate agreement. She works as both an activist and conservationist in her native Aotearoa, which is the Māori name for New Zealand. According to the World Resources Institute. These critical ecosystems are often protected against extractive industries by indigenous groups, and deforestation rates on these lands are typically half the global average.
Nakabuye Hilda F. — Uganda
The activist Nakabuye has been campaigning to raise awareness on the hazards of climate change and plastic pollution. She has become a leading figure in Uganda’s Friday for Future climate marches. She has organized plastic clean up drive and has urged the government to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Luisa Neubauer — Germany
Luisa Neubauer or better known as German Greta Thunberg has helped organize the country’s massive Friday for Future climate marches. She works with various climate organizations such as 350.org and regularly advocates for climate action at major global diplomatic events.
Shalvi Sakshi — Fiji
The low-lying island nation could be submerged in the few decades as water levels continue to rise. At the UN’s COP23 climate talks in 2017, Shalvi was the youngest speaker where she delivered a sharp call to action, urging world leaders to stop the release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.