Teen joins COP15 in Montreal to give kids a voice in saving biodiversity

CBC Kids News
December 13, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Ryann Fineberg

Ryann Fineberg remembers her journey to help the planet. When she was eight, she was handed a picture of a trapped coyote, with facts on how they and other animals are hunted for their fur for the fashion industry. “I was shocked. I wanted to learn so much more,” she said. Seven years later, the now 15-year-old’s quest for information has led her to play a role at the world’s biggest conference on biodiversity. Ryann, who is from Toronto, and other kids from around the world are attending the COP15 United Nations Biodiversity conference in Montreal. They are making sure that the voices of young people influence decisions that will affect how life on the planet evolves. …Ryann is attending on behalf of  Care About Climate, which promotes youth advocacy in climate action. …She said her activism has given her a sense of control … replacing eco-anxiety with purpose and joy.

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