Riddhima Pandey of Uttarakhand joined the online hearing of the UN Child Rights Committee, spoke on climate change like Greta Thunberg
On Friday, the UN Child Rights Committee held an online hearing on complaints filed by 16 children from around the world in the United Nations regarding the ill effects of climate change. Riddhima Pandey of India, one of these 16 children, also attended the hearing. Riddhima hails from Haridwar, Uttarakhand. He made a comparative explanation of the impact of the environment on the lives of children.
Dehradun. On Friday, the UN Child Rights Committee held an online hearing on a complaint filed by 16 children from around the world in the United Nations regarding the ill effects of climate change. Riddhima Pandey of India, one of these 16 children, also attended the hearing. Riddhima hails from Haridwar, Uttarakhand. This hearing, which went virtual, lasted from 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm Indian time. There was a discussion about taking appropriate steps to prevent the ill effects of climate change on the future of children.
In 2019, 16 children from around the world filed complaints against five countries in front of the United Nations Child Rights Committee, led by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, to protect the rights of all children worldwide. These five countries are Argentina, Brazil, France, Turkey and Germany. Then before filing the complaint, Greta Thunberg drew the world’s attention to climate change by giving a very emotional speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. In her impassioned speech, Greta Thunberg accused global leaders of betraying their generation by not taking any steps to stop the ill effects of climate change. To hear the concerns of these 16 children, a hearing was held by the UN Child Rights Committee on 28 May 2021 from 7.30 pm to 10 pm Indian time.
This is the first time that the committee has given an opportunity to any of the petitioners to present their views. The purpose of the hearing was to hear directly from children about the effects of climate change and its future consequences. Riddhima Pandey of Haridwar, the complainant from India, also presented her views in front of the committee. Riddhima told how climate change is affecting the lives of children. His future is in the dark. How are the governments disturbing nature for their money hunger? I am failing to save it. 13-year-old Riddhima Pandey is a 10th class student at BM DAV School in Haridwar. Riddhima’s father Dinesh Pandey is also an environmental activist and mother Vinita Pandey serves in the Uttarakhand Forest Department. The Kedarnath disaster of 2013 left a deep impact on Riddhima’s heart and since then Riddhima became very sensitive about the environment.