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How are youth leaders influencing COP26?

Q&A with YOUNGO focal points Heeta Lakhani and Marie-Claire Graf

From COVID-19 vaccination requirements to travel restrictions and expensive costs of attendance, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Glasgow, COP26, has been a wake-up call on the extent of global inequities and marginalization within the most important annual climate negotiations. But in street-level activism and delegations both, young people are fighting to ensure that their opinions are included in the outcomes of this event.

At the COP, Landscape News tracked down Heeta Lakhani and Marie-Claire Graf, the 2020-2021 focal points of the Children and Youth Constituency of the UNFCCC (YOUNGO) to hear more on how global youth are reacting to the negotiations and making sure their voices are heard.



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