Photo story: A Bangladeshi young climate activist attending COP28

Youth voices matter in climate action. Sohanur Rahman, a young climate activist from YouthNet for Climate Justice in Bangladesh, shares his experience attending climate conversation with global community at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), hosted in Dubai.

By Sohanur Rahman, Executive Coordinator, YouthNet for Climate Justice

As a member of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung delegation, I had the honour of attending the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosted in Dubai last November. Here are some photos that capture the experience. 


Sohanur Rahman (28) is a passionate climate justice advocate from Bangladesh, coordinating the nation's largest youth network for climate justice, YouthNet. A founding member of Bangladesh's Fridays for Future chapter, heis one of the key figures in the country's climate activism. Sohanur founded YouthNet for Climate Justice in 2016, which is now active in 50 districts, focusing on community outreach, government collaboration, and youth empowerment. He was a member of the Bangladesh delegation at 27, served on the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network, and received awards for his contributions to climate action and women's empowerment. As a member of MenEngage Alliance and the SUN Civil Society Network, and an alumnus of the Women Deliver's young leader programme, Sohanur mobilizes youth for climate justice and nutrition advocacy.

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