Archana Soreng, Climate Activist, India; Member, UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
Climate activist Archana Soreng belongs to the Kharia tribe in Odisha, India. Indigenous communities like hers make up only 5 percent of the world's population. But they protect more than 20 percent of our planet's land and 80 percent of its biodiversity. Archana explains why we need to preserve the rights and recognize the critical role indigenous communities play in protecting our planet and its natural resources.
In the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt in November 2022, a new video series, Voices of Change, features ten interviews with some of the world's indefatigable climate activists, looking at their courage to persist against all odds, while advocating for change and solutions to protect vulnerable communities and our planet.