Little Amal at the Heart of COP26
Date: 9 Nov 2021
Local Start Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Blue Zone (SEC), COP26 Conference
Country: United Kingdom
On her first day at COP26 Little Amal will do what no 10-year-old Syrian girl has ever been given the chance to: she will stand centre-stage at the world’s most important climate conference alongside young people who embody and express the urgent need to take action to shape a better future.
Little Amal has been invited to open the Gender Day high-level event ‘Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action’. Here she will stand alongside young Samoan climate activist Brianna Freuan to represent young women and girls from the global south on this world stage.
Brianna Freuan is the youth representative of the Pacific Climate Warriors Council of Elders, was chosen by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) as their first ever youth ambassador. At the age of 11, she became a founding member of 350 Samoa, becoming the youngest 350.org country coordinator in the world.
Accompanied by Brianna, Amal will meet 800 delegates and appear with ministers from across the world at an event that will create a platform for countries and non- state actors to renew their commitments on gender equality in climate action.
Amal will explore the Blue Zone and meet other delegates and friends including Caroline Lucas MP and other members of the Green New Deal Alliance. As she moves around this UN-controlled zone, she will learn something about how the world needs to make huge and rapid change.
Please note this event is open to Blue Zone accredited people only.