Brianna Fruean: youth climate advocacy in the Pacific
Ahead of the climate conference COP27 in Egypt, we bring you a timely discussion with Brianna Fruean, a climate and environment advocate from Samoa, and the youth representative of the Pacific Climate Warriors Council of Elders.
Brianna took the stage at the opening ceremony of the World Leaders Summit at COP26 in Glasgow last year. Sounding the warrior call of Pacific youth, declaring “We are not drowning, we are fighting.”
At 11 years old, Brianna became a founding member of the Samoan chapter of the climate advocacy group 350.org. Since then, she’s emerged as a powerful advocate for climate justice, bringing small island representation and young Pacific voices to the forefront of global climate conversations.
Vaitofiga Fuimaono from the Tula´i Pasifika Youth Leadership Programme in Auckland is speaking with Brianna Fruean.
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