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Youth is a mindset that we must all embrace to fight climate change

Only by daring to be young can the world shift the current discourse

| Southeast Asia
Young protesters hold placards during the demonstration to demand action on climate change in Brisbane on May 21: youth are future-oriented, community-oriented and willing to think beyond the status quo.   © Sipa/AP

Kanni Wignaraja is United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Program's regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific. Mai Hoang is a journalist. She will represent Vietnam at a pre-COP 26 event called Youth4Climate.

Who is a youth climate activist? Do they need to be below the age of 20? How about 25? Does climate advocacy have to be their singular passion and lifelong career?

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