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

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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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