Archana Soreng, climate activist from India is one among the other six in the new UN youth advisory group comprising young leaders between 18-28 years, who will advise UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regularly on stimulating global action and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis. As a part of recovery effects of UN on Covid-19, Guterres has made an announcement to include the young leaders from all over the world in the decision making and planning process. The other young climate leaders are from Sudan, Fiji, Moldova, the US, France and Brazil.
“We are in a climate emergency. We do not have the luxury of time,” Guterres said in a video announcing the establishment of the UN Youth advisory group. “We need urgent action now — to recover better from COVID-19, to confront injustice and inequality and address climate disruption,” he said.
Guterres said young people are on the front lines of climate action, showing nations and leaders what bold leadership looks like. “That is why I am launching my Youth Advisory Group on climate change today — to provide perspectives, ideas and solutions that will help us scale up climate action, the UN chief said.