COP18: As 'tomorrow's heroes', young people are vital to talks

COP18: As ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, young people are vital to talks

COP18 (29/11/12) – Simran Vedvyas, a youth ambassador with Eye on Earth, argues that young people are vital to decision-making on climate change.

Vedvyas states that as a 14-year old, she cannot help but think about the future. She describes young people as ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, arguing that they can and should raise their voices.

Vedvyas expresses her regret that young people are only given one day in which to participate at COP18, but is clear in her affirmation of the strength of the youth voice.

She finishes by asserting that young people can and should strive to create the change they want to see in the world. She explains that by creating a strong international network, young people have increased their power and enabled themselves to develop a better understanding of global issues.