Two Indian teenagers have been selected to address a new annual peace and climate conference organised by the Nobel Peace Centre at the Norwegian capital to draw up a set of recommendations for the UN's Climate Action Summit later this month. Ajay Prakash, 15, and Aman Sharma, 16 were selected to address the Oslo Pax conference in Oslo whose final communique will be presented to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during the Climate Action Summit on September 23.
While Sharma addressed the conference on Wednesday, Prakash will do it on Thursday.
"I think it's really nice that I got access to such a big forum from where I raised my concerns on environment degradation, globally. It was an opportunity to spread the movement that we've been leading in India and around the world, while joining forces with global young leaders," Sharma, an avid wildlife photographer, said on the opportunity to speak at the Oslo Pax through video-conferencing from here.
Similarly, Ajay Prakash, now a student of Class IX and formerly a child labourer who climbed up the education ladder following his grooming at the Bal Ashram a long term rehabilitation centre founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, will also address the conference.
The Oslo Pax conference has been chaired by Christiana Figueres, a former UN diplomat who was a driving force behind the Paris Agreement of 2015.
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