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7 year old activist set to embark on climate change movement in Angola


Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, September 16 2019: Licypriya, a 7 years-old Indian schoolgirl, who is currently making a waves across the globe is now set to start her first climate change movement in the African country of Angola. She said that she could not find, in the internet, any climate change movement or any person who has initaited the movment in the African country. "I will go there and will start a new movement of climate action with the school children, she added". She expressed that she will plant hundreds of trees along with the people of Angola during her eight days visit. Planting trees will be the ultimate solution to fight the climate change, she said. It can be noted that Angola is contributing 3.09% of the Green House Gas emissions growth in global index and also already loss over 50% of its forest land and now only 46.40% is left owing to huge population growth. Climate change in Angola will potentially impact four key sectors in the country: water resources, agriculture, fisheries, and human health, said a press release issued by Team Child Movement. Licypriya will be travelling to Luanda, the capital City of Angola from September 16 to 22 to attend the UNESCO Partner's Forum hosted by Government of Angola with UNESCO Headquarters & African Union, it said. She will meet various African political and corporate leaders during the forum including the Presidents of Angola, Cape Verde, Congo, Egypt, Mali, Ethiopia, Namibia & Tanzania as well as UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and also Nobel Laureates Denis Mukwege and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the forum. She will address her concerns about the environment and climate change to the World leaders and representatives from 196 countries to enact the climate change law in each and every nation to tackle the global climate change issues, said the statement. She also will be meeting Aya Chebbi, First African Union Youth Envoy, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (ADB), Jean-Paul Agon, President and CEO of the L'Oreal Group and over dozens of various other personalities of the World during her visits. On September 20, Licypriya will also participate in the Global Climate Strike in front of the President Office of Angola with her supporters and other fellow young climate activist of the world in support of Greta Thunberg, Swedish Climate Activist, it added.