News By/Courtesy: kriti kaushal | 08 Sep 2020 16:16pm IST


  • Archana Soreng
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal views and opinions in the exercise o

Archana Soreng is a climate activist from India who has been named by UN secretary Antonio Guterres in his new advisory group which is comprising of young leaders who will provide and share perspective and solution to tackle the worsening climate crisis, as the global body is also working on providing appropriate actions for recovery of COVID-19.

Soreng joins other young climate leaders, aged between 18 and 28 years, who have also been named by Guterres to his new youth advisory group on climate change. 

Archana is experienced in advocacy and research and is also working on to document, preserve, and promote traditional knowledge and cultural practices.

Archana was studied from the Tata Institute of social science Mumbai and was also the former TISS students' union president. She says that our scientists have been protecting the forest and nature since ages through various traditional knowledge and practices and so it is presently, the duty of everyone to be the front runners in combating the climate crisis. These activists will advise UN Chief regularly on increasing global action and the various goals adopted to tackle the worsening situation of the climate crisis.

The announcement marks a new effort by the United Nations to bring more young leaders into the decision making and planning process of the various problems worldwide. The UN secretary Antonio Guterres said that we all are in a climate emergency and we do not have the luxury of time in a video in which he was announcing the establishment of this particular advisory group. He also said that we all need an urgent action to recover better from COVID-19 in order to confront justice and equality and address climate destruction. He strongly believes that the young generation could be the front runners or front fighters of climate action and can show the nations and their leaders what bold leadership looks like. Based on such beliefs, he launched a youth advisory group on climate change in order to provide perspectives, ideas, and solutions that will help everyone to provide climate action.


The member of the youth advisory group on climate change represents different voices of different young people from the different regions as well as the Small Island States. These 7 members of the group have been chosen because of their frank and fearless advice to the secretary-general at a time of growing agency to hold Government and corporate leaders countable on climate action. The other selected members of the group are climate activist Nisreen Elsaim of a Sudan, Fiji's Ernest Gibson the coordinator for 350 Fiji; a regional youth-led economist Vladislav Kaim of Moldova who is committed to ensuring green and decent jobs for youth.


This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 09 Sep 2020 0:25am IST

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