On July 27, 2020 The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres named Indian climate activist Archana Soreng among 7 members to his new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. The members will advise him regularly on accelerating global action and also provide solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis. This is to mobilize climate action as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts.
- The members are between the ages of 18 and 28 years old
About the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
i.The members of the Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change represent the diverse voices of young people from all regions as well as small island states.
ii.They will offer perspectives and solutions on climate change, from science to community mobilization, from entrepreneurship to politics, and from industry to conservation.
List of Other members
Nisreen Elsaim from Sudan, Ernest Gibson from Fiji, Vladislav Kaim from Moldova, Sophia Kianni from the United States, Nathan Metenier from France, and Paloma Costa from Brazil.
i.The establishment of the Group builds on last year’s(2019) successful Youth Climate Summit.
ii.It was the 1st time a Secretary-General has convened a summit for young people entirely devoted to climate action.
iii.The initiative is also aligned with the Secretary-General’s vision for the UN Youth Strategy, launched in September 2018.
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