Bushfires in Australia in January 2020 destroyed lives, homes and wildlife.
A study by the World Weather Attribution Consortium found that global warming increased the risk of hot, dry weather causing fires by 30%.
Youthful climate activists Airly, Ava and Will want to do more to combat climate change in Australia, one of the world’s largest per capita greenhouse gas emitters.
“Climate Action” is Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a set of goals announced in 2015 to change lives around the world by 2030. The UN wants countries around the world to take “urgent action” to combat climate change.
This video is part of Project 17, a BBC World Service series produced in partnership with the Open University in which the 17-year-old examines progress toward the United Nations’ 17 goals. Here you can find programs and videos.
Producer: Phoebe Keane
Video journalist: Eleanor Layhe