“I just want to do things without thinking the world is ending”

On Earth Day, a young climate activist shares what inspires her

Paloma, right, with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the 2019 UNDP Climate Summit Flagship Event: Global NDC Outlook Launch & Climate Promise.
Paloma, far right, speaking up for the Amazon.
Paloma with her fellow youth activists at COP25. “We, as youth, always take a delegation to the climate COP and we put a lot of effort in ensuring the delegation really represents diversity.”
Paloma, eighth from the right, at the 2019 Abu Dhabi climate meeting, with the Secretary General, center.
Paloma speaking with fellow youth climate activist, Greta Thunberg.
Paloma is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
Paloma shares what brings her joy, “When I travel to communities because cell phones don’t work there and no one can reach me. I’m just there in the present and enjoying the work. It’s my dream to do this all the time.”

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