Forest protection and tradition inspires young Indian to tackle climate crisis

11 August 2020

In early July, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, announced the names of seven young climate leaders – between the ages of 18 and 28 years old – who will be advising him regularly on how best to accelerate global action and ambition to tackle the worsening climate crisis.

Archana Soreng, from India, was among them, joining a prestigious circle of advocates and activists, as part of the UN’s Youth Strategy aiming to “show the world what bold leadership looks like”.

Her inspiration to get involved in tackling the climate emergency, stems from her own family’s roots in forest protection and a powerful desire to take better care of nature.

UN News’s Anshu Sharma spoke to Ms. Soreng, who started by talking about her journey towards action, and what led her to being selected to join the advisory group. 

Audio Credit:
Anshu Sharma/UN News - Hindi
Audio Duration:
8'37"

 

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