Countless lives can be saved by putting national interests aside and spearheading a fossil fuel phase-out at COP28.
Vanessa Nakate, 25, is a climate activist from Uganda and founder of the Africa-based Rise Up Movement. She began striking for the climate in her home... town of Kampala in January 2019 after witnessing droughts and flooding devastating communities in Uganda. She now campaigns internationally to highlight the impacts of climate change already playing out in Africa. Vanessa has been named one of TIME magazine's 100 emerging global leaders and one of the Financial Times' 25 Most Influential Women of 2021.