In Italy, thousands of youth climate activists marched through the streets of Milan today demanding world leaders meet their pledges to the Paris Climate Agreement and keep global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The protest came at the end of a three-day climate conference, ahead of the United Nations’ COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. On Thursday, several youth climate delegates were briefly detained by police after they held a peaceful protest ahead of a speech by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. This is Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate.
Vanessa Nakate: “I and other activists will continue speaking, will continue striking and will continue demanding for climate justice. And there is no climate justice without acknowledging that loss and damage is here with us now.”