5 Questions for 5 Young Climate Leaders

CARE stands with women and girls on the frontlines of the climate emergency.

Climate change poses a threat to everyone on this planet, but the consequences for already marginalized communities are by far the most severe. The climate crisis acts as a threat multiplier, exacerbating existing inequalities like wealth and gender. It’s estimated that climate change could push an additional 132 million people into poverty by 2030. Women make up 80 percent of people displaced by climate change. If we’re going to tackle this potential catastrophe, we must prioritize women and girls.

Women are routinely on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Even so, women are still marginalized from making decisions on how to respond to the climate crisis. But despite these oppositional forces, we know that still #SheLeadsInCrisis. All over the world there are inspirational, powerful young women working on mitigation and adaptation measures, or towards solutions and societal change.

Meet five of CARE’s Young Climate Leaders.

Shakila Islam From Bangladesh: 'Where Is My Climate Justice?'


Juliet Grace Luwedde From Uganda: 'Let No One Tell You That You Can't Do It'


Ana Malia Falemaka From Tonga: 'I Have Seen The Dramatic Changes'


Portia Adu-Mensah From Ghana: 'Our Leaders Must Support Grassroots Girls'


Dircia Sarmento Belo From Timor-Leste: 'We Must Believe In Ourselves'