The brand new Voices of Change series by the UN looks at the determination and drive of young people mobilizing for climate justice.
Speak up and act now! Climate activists around the world are relentlessly pursuing global solidarity and transformational change with a clear and urgent message: act now to protect people and save our planet from the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
As a tribute to those who persist, the ten-part Voices of Change series looks at the determination and drive of young people mobilizing for climate justice, starting with Ugandan Climate Activist and a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals Vanessa Nakate.
About the series
As the world heads toward the next UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – the fourth African country to host the annual event since 1995, the Voices of Change series explores the vision and values of climate activists and their courage to persist, against all odds, making invaluable contributions to the global climate movement.
The series brings into perspective the enormity and the varying impacts of the climate crisis, while highlighting not only the activism but also the work that is being done across the continent to protect people, the planet and its biodiversity.
Learn more about the Voices of Change.
In episode 1, Global Goals UN young leader Vanessa Nakate shares her journey as a climate activist & discusses what’s at stake for communities vulnerable to the crippling impacts of a warming planet.
About: Vanessa Nakate started her journey as a climate activist in 2018. The climate crisis has been one of the greatest threats affecting the lives of many Ugandans – and she became increasingly aware and concerned about communities particularly vulnerable to the crippling impacts of a warming planet.
She is one of the millions of determined activists who are demanding that politicians and those with influence do more to acknowledge and act upon the reality and severity of climate change, placing human rights and justice at the heart of all efforts.
Episode 1 is available here: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/vanessa-nakate-climate-change-is-about-people