Agim Mazreku ’20, left, at the first-of-its-kind United Nations Youth Climate Summit.Agim Mazreku ’20, left, at the first-of-its-kind United Nations Youth Climate Summit. Credit: Agim Mazreku

After three decades of diplomatic efforts, the U.N. may finally have an ally to help galvanize action: the youth. No one understands the magnitude of the challenge better than the young people who stand to inherit our climate crisis.

Agim Mazreku '20 receives a commendation from Mayor Mytaher Haskuka of his hometown of Prizre...Agim Mazreku '20 receives a commendation from Mayor Mytaher Haskuka of his hometown of Prizren, Kosovo, after being chosen to represent Kosovo at the U.N. Youth Climate Summit.The U.N. announced that it is providing “green tickets”—journeys designed to be as low-carbon as possible, according to a spokesperson—to bring a gender-balanced group of 100 young people from 100 countries to the Youth Climate Summit. Ninety-nine of them are under the age of 30. The group includes a renewable-energy entrepreneur from Rwanda, a plastics activist from Serbia, a founder of an environmental NGO from El Salvador, and many of the lead organizers of the international School Strikes for Climate launched by Greta Thunberg.

Mazreku will represent his native Kosovo at the summit.

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