Video: Fijian-Kiwi Kya Lal speaking to the UN

This one chokes me up almost as much as Anj’s speech from 2011. Too often, Pacific voices and faces fade into invisibility at the UN climate talks. Here, Kya – the only Pasifika youth at the Lima climate talks – speaks on behalf of the world’s youth.

Our lands may be small, but our oceans are great. So is our ability to persevere, to fight and to survive. Yet with each passing day surviving becomes harder.

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UN climate talks

P3 Foundation’s Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute has just opened applications for the UN climate talks in Warsaw in November. Going to the Durban round of talks was a stunning experience. I can’t recommend applying highly enough.

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