New Delhi, Sept. 25 -- Haridwar's Ridhima Pandey, 11, is among the 16 children who have filed a complaint against five countries for not acting on climate change at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday.

The devastation caused by the 2013 Uttarakhand flash floods left a lasting impression on her, and motivated her to talk about climate change, said Ridhima over the phone from New York.

Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, who delivered a powerful speech at the opening session of the summit on Monday, asking world leaders how they dared to ruin the future of children, is also a member of the group.

"The petitioners are not seeking money; they want action. To bring this about, the petition names five coun...