Indian Climate Activist Archana Soreng joins six other young climate leaders from all around the world who have been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to his new Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change as a part of UN Youth Strategy.
Archana Soreng is from Sundergarh district where she pursued B.A (Hons) in Political Science from Patna Women’s College. She has even done her masters of Arts in Regulatory Governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. And now she is working as Research Officer in Vasundhara, Odisha.
In this UN Secretary-General, these young aspiring leaders will provide prospects and solutions on how to tackle climate change. The young activists are aged between 18 and 28 years and this announcement gives a new effort by the UN to bring more young leaders into making these decisions and make proper planning as the UN works to prepare climate action as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts.
Archana said that “Our ancestors have been protecting the forest and nature over the ages through their traditional knowledge and practices. Now it is on us to be the front runners in battling the climate crisis.” She has studies regulatory governance from TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) at Mumbai and is also the former TISS Students Union President.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated her through twitter. “Congratulate Odisha’s @Sorengarchana on being chosen in UN Secretary-General’s youth advisory group on climate change. Glad to see our young leaders taking lead roles in combating the climate crisis. Wish her best.”
Last year’s Youth Climate Summit was successful where they brought 1000 young climate champions together from than 140 countries to share their solutions on the global stage and deliver a clear message to the world leaders. The action is also arranged with the Secretary-General’s vision for the UN Youth Strategy, launched in September 2018.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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