They may be too young to vote – but can the up-and-coming generation of climate activists, embodied by Sweden's Greta Thunberg, push governments to take real action?
In 2018 a global movement hit the planet when young people worldwide began to speak up on a scale never seen before. Inspired by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, they demanded climate action.
In this episode, we hear from former and current activists from Generation Greta about how young people have become an enduring voice in the fight against climate change.
This episode comes from a Nordic Talk held in Lithuania and broadcasted live on Facebook. The event was arranged by The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania.
"We will not reach the Paris Agreement if we continue the way we do today.”
Ane Serreli, Norwegian youth delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Živilė Mantrimaitė (Lithuania)
Živilė Mantrimaitė is a climate and social justice activist from Klaipeda, Lithuania. She is one of the co-organisers of Festival Y?!, which focuses on social, economic and climate justice in the Baltics. Additionally, she co-founded the Šiltnamis initiative, which focuses on solutions to energy and poverty issues.
Ane Serreli (Norway)
Ane Serreli is a youth delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) representing the Norwegian Children and Youth Council. Ane previously worked as the deputy head of Spire, a Norwegian environmental and development organization for young people. Last year, she attended the 2020 European Conference at the University of Harvard, as a member of a panel discussing the importance of climate justice and youth participation in policymaking.
Dovydas Kaminskas (Lithuania)
Dovydas Kaminskas is the mayor of Tauragė District municipality in Lithuania, making him the youngest city mayor in the country. He is committed to promoting sustainable development in Tauragė. After studying and working in Denmark, he returned home and in 2017 he won a Global Lithuania Award for his efforts to help share international experience across the country's regions.