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It was only recently that the brave speech of young Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Action Summit shook the world. Her words may be her great strength, but so is her vigour that inspires countless allies around the globe to join forces against the pressing issue of climate change. GDL Member Angelina Davydova reports on how the new generation of Russian climate activists play their part in this important development:

In the shadow of strict protest laws, young Russians build a climate movement
(article on reuters.com)

“No one is too young to make a difference”: stories from the global climate strike
(article on opendemocracy.net)

Published on October 10, 2019.

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Angelina Davydova

Angelina Davydova is an environmental journalist from Saint Petersburg, Russia, and regularly contributes to Russian and international media, including the Kommersant, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Science magazine. She specializes in economic and political aspects of global and Russian climate policy, and has been covering the UN climate negotiations since 2008.

She teaches at the Saint Petersburg State University School of Journalism and the Saint Petersburg National research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. She is also Director of the Office of Environmental Information in Saint Petersburg (a non-profit organization focusing on developing environmental journalism in Russia and neighbouring countries and promoting international cooperation in the environmental and climate fields).

She was a Reuters Foundation Fellow at Oxford University in 2006 and was a participant of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at UC Berkeley in 2012. In 2018-2019, she was a Humphrey Fellow at UC-Davis. 

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Read more about her thoughts on how to navigate climate change in Russia here.

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