Sophia Kianni has become the youngest official United Nations advisor at the age of 20. The self-proclaimed “Gen Z Climate Activist” was a hit at COP27, the climate change conference where hundreds of important people fly their private jets to scold the rest of us about the environment.
As she noted on Twitter, “You can be an advisor to the head of the United Nations and still wear a cute outfit!”
— Sophia Kianni (@SophiaKianni) November 9, 2022
“Attend meetings with UN officers and country ambassadors to exchange ideas on how the United Nations can drive climate ambition and action to steer the planet to a path of sustainability by keeping global warming under 1.5°C.
Provide feedback to the UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres on the implementation of his climate change strategy.
Work with the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Team, under the leadership of the Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Action, Mr. Selwin Hart, along with the Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake to consult with diverse youth groups.
Consult with the global youth climate movement to ensure their ideas, concerns, voices and priorities are brought to the climate change conversations at the United Nations.
Provide inputs and suggestions for relevant climate change milestones, programmes, events, and initiatives, helping design @Y4Cofficial and @CYPavilion.”
My message to fashion leaders at #COP27
The fast fashion industry has become part of the fossil fuel industry
Most of the garments these brands produce are made with synthetics, polyester, or fibres – all just different names for oil and gas
Stop placing profit over the planet pic.twitter.com/nhY7bvhiiR
— Sophia Kianni (@SophiaKianni) November 14, 2022
Reactions to her announcement of her new role were not glowing. Many of them cannot be posted because they are a bit too off-color.
She met with John Kerry.
As Jon Robberson noted, there aren’t enough on the right who are stepping up as the counterpunch to the left’s attacks though the rapidly emerging GenZ crowd.
By her own reckoning, leftist activism can be chic.
Here’s a segment of her speech this year at COP27:
Greta Thunberg is so 2018. Sophia Kianni is the radical left’s new rising star. Don’t be shocked to see her being asked to speak at every climate change event for the foreseeable future.
The climate advisor sure likes to fly around the world a lot. pic.twitter.com/Fygdmx7QOs
— Mista98berk (@mista98berk) November 13, 2022