‘GREATEST CHALLENGE ALSO GREATEST OPPORTUNITY’, SAYS INDIAN SCHOOL GIRL AT COP26
04 November 2021
Ms. Vinisha Umashankar got the chance to express her concerns regarding the climate at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. She was one of the finalists for the Earthshot Prize and was asked by Prince William, of Duke to talk at the conference. She was speaking to an audience of world leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Young people have every reason to be angry and frustrated at leaders who have made empty promises and failed to deliver”, she said during her address. “None of what we discuss today is practical for me. We need actions rather than promises to live in a habitable world,” she added. Her speech received a standing ovation from her audience at the summit.
Her parents, S Umashankar and U Sangeetha watched their child at the conference. Umashankar, a class 10 student grew up with her mother who used to run a mobile ironing cart in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. She noticed how the iron worked on burning charcoal which caused an immense amount of heating. She later came up with the idea of a solar-powered iron which attracted people from around the world. She won the prestigious Children’s Climate Prize in November 2021.
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