Youth activists talk their hopes ahead of COP26

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM INDIA, ARCHANA SORENG, SAYING:

"For the upcoming COP26 I would like to see ..."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM SWITZERLAND, MARIE-CLAIRE GRAF, SAYING:

"I would really like to see."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM KENYA, ELIZABETH WATHUTI, SAYING:

"more action and less of promises, pledges and commitments..."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM SWITZERLAND, MARIE-CLAIRE GRAF, SAYING:

"Young leaders are sitting at the table when decisions are taken together with the world leaders."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM SEYCHELLES, JEREMY RAGUAIN, SAYING:

"My name is Jeremy Raguain, I'm 27 years-old and I'm from the Seychelles. What I expect from COP26 is for greater access to financing for small island urban states like the Seychelles. Every day, every second that's taken that doesn't allow for such a finance, allows people like myself to suffer."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM BRAZIL, EDUARDA ZOGHBI, SAYING:

"My name is Eduarda Zoghbi, I'm from Brazil and I'm 28 years-old. Now what I expect from COP26 is that leaders finally decide on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement and also decide on mechanisms for carbon markets."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM KENYA, ELIZABETH WATHUTI, SAYING:

"In addition to stopping the emissions and investments in fossil fuels, we also need to massively invest in natural generation and also make sure that we are keeping all our ecosystems intact. Because this is really critical when it comes to addressing the climate and ecological crisis, and I would hope that this is going to be one of the key conversations that COP26 takes on what is actually changing right now."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM INDIA, ARCHANA SORENG, SAYING:

"I belong to Kharia tribe, an indigenous community from India and in the upcoming COP26 I would like to see the world leaders commit to recognise the rights of the indigenous and local communities and make sure that the indigenous people are integral part of climate action."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM SWITZERLAND, MARIE-CLAIRE GRAF, SAYING:

"My name is Marie-Claire Graf, I'm coming from Switzerland and I'm 25 years-old and I would really like to see at COP26 that young leaders are sitting at the table when decisions are taken together with the world leaders."

CLIMATE ACTIVIST FROM SOMALILAND, KAMAAL HASSAN ADNAN, SAYING:

"I wish to see from COP26 a serious concentration from all global leaders who are coming to discuss climate change. I want to remind you, I want to remind all the global leaders and decision-makers that COP26 is not like any other conference. It's the future in your own hands, and I am very sure that you will never put us down and will blend the best comfort for the world and everyone."

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