I almost didn’t apply for the UN Youth Climate Summit however I figured if more than six people sent me the same application link it must be saying something. Besides, ever since the decision that the fight against climate change is much more than a professional endeavor all opportunities to be exposed to solutions must be pursued.
The more I immersed myself into preparations leading up to the event, I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions as the gravity of the responsibility I had became more apparent (not saying I wasn’t aware from the beginning). The world has been swept up in a wave calling for urgent climate action, declaration of a climate crises and other punchy phrases denoting the global emergency. In my view climate talks have been more prolific than climate action, so not much has changed in that regard.