Member of the Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Ayisha Siddiqa is a Pakistani American human rights and land defender serving as a Youth Climate Advisor tot UN Secretary General. In 2020, she co-founded Polluters Out, a global youth activist coalition, and helped launch the Fossil Free University, an activism training course. As part of her activism, Ayisha has helped organize multiple school strikes for climate action and is working to help set up a Youth Climate Justice Fund. As a research scholar at the New York University School of Law, Ayisha is studying cases at the intersection of human rights and environmental law. Ayisha was recently named one of TIME magazine’s Women of the Year 2023.