Climate change is the biggest crises staring at humanity but our politicial leaders and businesspeople don’t pay a heed to it. Ridhima is the one who is challenging the most powerful people to take action. She won’t stay quiet because her future as well as future of billions of young children is being spoiled. Watch this powerful talk by Ridhima who is not willing to ‘tolerate’ inaction. Ridhima is a daring 11-year-old girl who sued the Indian government for not taking serious steps to combat climate change. It was dismissed, but she escalated it to the Supreme Court. That’s a gutsy move by a young climate activist!

The Uttarakhand floods of 2013 prompted her to take notice of the disastrous effects of climate change. The death toll in the floods affected Ridhima badly, and made her furious on the apathy of Indian government.

She was invited to the United Nations General Assembly at the Climate Action Summit 2019. She joined Greta Thunberg on Sep 20 in her Global Climate Strike at New York. She also spoke at the international XYNETO exchange conference in Norway to spread awareness about climate change. Recently, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia interacted with her in Rishikesh. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Haridwar to UN | Journey of saving the world from climate crisis | Ridhima Pandey | TEDxChandigarh

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