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Vanessa Nakate

Climate activist

Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda. She began striking in January 2019, just before graduating from University. She is now an organiser for Fridays For Future Uganda, and the Save the Congo Rainforest Strikes.

March 14, 2023

In the coming weeks, the United Nations will vote on seeking an advisory opinion from the world’s highest court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), on the obligations of the world's nation states to act on the climate crisis.

An ICJ opinion would help resolve legal questions related to climate change and has the potential to be a significant tool to ensure humanity meets the goals of the Paris Agreement and limits global warming to safe levels.