‘We want real action’: young activists aim to fill void on climate with Mock Cop26


Frustrated by postponement of UN talks, young people have organised their own virtual conference

Like many young climate activists around the world, 14-year-old Lavinia Iovino was exasperated when Cop26, the annual UN climate summit due to take place in Glasgow in November, was postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I was very disappointed because it showed that political leaders think we can give ourselves a year more, when we just can’t do that; the climate crisis is happening right now,” she said.

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