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Chika Unigwe: *It’s not just Greta Thunberg: why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists?*

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/05/greta-thunberg-developing-world-activists

"Ridhima Pandey was just nine years old in 2017 when she filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action against climate change […]

In Kenya Kaluki Paul Mutuku has been actively involved in conservation since college, where he was a member of an environmental awareness club, and has been a member of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change since 2015. […]

People such as the teenager Aditya Mukarji, who in March 2018 began a war against plastic straws. […]

Last year Nina Gualinga, an indigenous activist from the Ecuadorian Amazon since the age of eight, won the WWF’s top youth conservation award. At 15, Autumn Peltier from the Anishinaabe people of Canada, is a veteran clean water and climate advocate. And Leah Namugerwa is a 15-year-old Ugandan activist.

There are many more whose names we rarely, if ever, hear. …"

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