A group of seven young activists, aged from 18 to 28, has been invited by António Guterres, the U.N. Secretary-General, to advise him on global warming issues by bringing perspectives, ideas and solutions to the table.
“We have seen young people on the front lines of climate action, showing us what bold leadership looks like,”says Guterres in a video on Twitter. “We are in a climate emergency. We do not have the luxury of time.”
Last Fall, following the one-day summit at the U.N. that drew more than 1,000 young climate activists from more than 120 countries, the campaigners demanded to play a greater role in global decision-making and planning processes to combat global warming. Through this invitation, the U.N. acknowledges the role young people must play in combating climate change.