At COP26 in Glasgow, Panama tried to amplify the voices of a generation that will inherit the climate problem

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For an activist, COP26 can be an opportunity for mockery, to dismiss the proceedings as “blah blah blah,” as Thunberg did this month. But during the second week of the conference, youth activists organized inside the conference center, debriefing every day at 5 p.m., and brainstormed about how to get a message through the system. As an informal coalition without the status of a nation-state, they needed a delegation to be their messenger during an official meeting. Karime Mojica, a 23-year-old environmental scientist working with Panama, brought the activists and their idea to Monterrey.

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