Climate Action Summit

Grant Oliphant - Youth Demanding Action panel

Across the world, young people are raising their voices and taking to the streets to demand bold action on climate change. They know that their future is in peril and that a worldwide movement to decarbonize our economy is the only way to prevent the worst effects of global climate change, and they are inspiring all of us to take action now. At the 2019 Climate Action Summit, Heinz Endowments' President Grant Oliphant talked with three of these youth leaders about what drives them and what we all must do to push for a better future: Kaylah Brathwaite, Director of Operations, Zero Hour; Elsa Mengistu, Operations Coordinator, Zero Hour; and Leandra Mira, Leading organizer of Pittsburgh's FridaysForFuture & Climate Youth Strike.