From Kenya to COP26: How this teen is battling climate change


Rahmina attending an event on day five of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow on Nov 4. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

For teenage climate campaigner Rahmina Paulette, the journey to becoming an environmental activist began with a cancelled boat ride.

The young Kenyan was then around 11 years old and had been looking forward to the trip on Lake Victoria with her mother, but found the way blocked by a vast green carpet of invasive water hyacinth choking the bay near her native Kisumu.

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