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)
Born in 1978 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. MA in Economics from the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. More than 10 years’ professional experience of working with Russian and international media. Reuters Foundation fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University (2006). Participant in the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley (2012). Since 2006 – project manager with the German-Russian Exchange, since 2011 – director of the German-Russian Office of Environmental Information. Since 2008 – observer of the UN climate negotiation process (UNFCCC). Teaches at the Faculty of Journalism, Saint Petersburg State University.
Interests: global environmental and climate policy, sustainable development, the green economy, civil society organizations and initiatives, trends in global and new media.