Dhaka, Dec. 4 -- "I am from Bangladesh, a country that exemplifies how interconnected the climate emergency is to racial justice and poverty."

Referring to the discourse on how people of colour are often disproportionately affected by climate change, Bangladeshi-American teen activist Rebeca Sabnam said this ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) taking place from December 2 - 13 in Madrid.

The issue of climate change has been brought to the forefront by youth activists led by Greta Thunberg, whose call for urgent climate action resulted in thousands gathering in New York City for a climate strike during the UN General Assembly in September.

At the gathering, sixteen-year-old Rebeca Sabnam stood in front of the crowd and hig...