This edition of BBC’s World Service programme “The Climate Question” was broadcast on the day COP26 started, 1 November 2021, and includes the voices of three young people devoted to climate activism. In the Philippines, Mitzi Jonelle Tan grew up amid severe typhoons that would flood her bedroom. In India, Disha Ravi saw her grandparents struggle to get enough water for their farm. And in the United States, 19-year-old Jerome Foster has been invited to join President Biden’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
Do these young activists feel their voices are being heard? What action do they most want to see from world leaders at COP – and how realistic are their demands?