Teenagers from several Delhi-based schools thronged the 14th Conference of Parties (CoP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) here on Tuesday, voicing their worries over depleting natural resources due to land degradation and climate change.
The students, associated with SEEDS, an organisation which carries out workshops in schools on climate change, asked, "What will be left for us if there is no land?"
"I have come here to express my views on the environmental concerns. I aggressively want to save the environment and want implementation of climate change mitigation action," a student said.
"People talk a lot about climate change sitting in air-conditioned rooms but there is no action or implementation. Our generation is at stake," said Lavanya, a Class VIII student of SKV Janki Devi school, Mayur Vihar.