Young Russian climate activists dare to come out of the shadows
The protests may be having some effect. Russia will be joining the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate — one of the last countries to do so
Moscow — At 15 years old, Margarita Naumenko is one of the youngest participants in Russia’s Fridays For Future climate protest movement. Each week, she stands in downtown Moscow with other young activists chanting, brandishing posters and demanding the government take action on worsening climate change threats.
Her parents support her decision to protest, Naumenko says, but they are less convinced about the urgency of slowing the climate change. “I tried talking to them and changing their opinion. But that is not easy.”..