Meet Licypriya Kangujam, India’s Young Climate Activist Taking a Stand for a Greener Future

Licypriya Kangujam is a young climate activist from India who has gained attention for her efforts to raise awareness about climate change and advocate for action to address it. She is often referred to as the “Greta Thunberg of India” due to her activism and advocacy work.

Kangujam began her climate activism at a young age, speaking out about the need for action on climate change and its impact on her home state of Manipur. She has participated in various protests and events to raise awareness about climate change, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 25 in Madrid, Spain, in 2019.

Kangujam has been vocal in her criticism of the Indian government’s handling of climate change, particularly in relation to the lack of action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities in India. She has also advocated for more education and awareness-raising efforts around climate change in India, particularly among young people.

Despite her young age, Kangujam has received recognition for her climate activism. She was awarded the World Children Peace Prize in 2019 and has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize multiple times. She continues to advocate for action on climate change, particularly in India, and has inspired many young people to become more engaged in environmental activism.

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