19 YOUTH CLIMATE ACTIVISTS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Around the world, young people are mobilizing by the hundreds of thousands to demand greater action on climate change. Driven by the understanding that the action that leaders take — or do not take — in the next decade will determine life and livelihoods for generations to come, these young people are striking from school and taking to the streets for a transformational change for people, planet and our shared prosperity.
More than a million young people have turned out for global student strikes that are also driving home the connections between climate change and social injustice, economic inequality and human rights. Young climate leaders around the world are rising to the challenge, seizing the opportunity of these strikes to raise their voices in a collective call for greater ambition in defense of the vulnerable and at-risk communities most impacted by unchecked climate change.
Unimpressed with political soundbites and platitudes, these young people are refusing to settle for anything less than transformational change, informed by recent scientific reports that find that we have just over a decade to halve our global greenhouse gas emissions.
Feeling inspired? Us too — Here are some of the top young climate activists you should be following on social media: