Many activists and delegates from all over the world came together in Italy for the ‘Youth For Climate’ Summit 2021. Around four hundred climate activists from 180 countries were invited to Italy’s financial capital for a three-day Youth For Climate summit that will send its recommendations to a major United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, that begins on Oct. 31.
There were many who were making extra efforts to be heard given their location and where they came from. But the number of activists clearly didn’t matter because the world media was only focused on what Greta Thunberg had to say.
Vanessa Nakate Uganda got emotional talking about her hometown and expressing how bad the situation is because of rapid climate change. She said “which is ironic given that Africa is the lowest emitter of CO2 emissions of any continent except Antarctica.”
Archana Soreng from India spoke about the extreme events that recently occurred and the dangers nature protectors face.
Ruth Miller from Alaska explains the phenomenon of Arctic amplification i.e. the climate change effects come across 4 times more.
The lack of resources makes restoration from climate impacts harder, Maximo Mazzocco from Argentina explains.
Delegates for climate change from Hawaii, Romania & Pakistan have spoken. Even youth from Australia, Nepal, Philippines and Vanuatu, are speaking up about climate change and want to be heard.
Aren’t these voices important enough? These youth are going to be the future of the world, they represent and stand for something, something very important and cannot be ignored. What should they do to get the more attention?