Youth activist Severn Cullis-Suzukis speech at the 1992 Earth Summit resonates today as the world grapples with our climate challenge at .

Decades before Greta Thunberg, Licypriya Kangujam, or Jerome Foster II, 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki delivered an unprecedented speech at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The Earth Summit had many achievements, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change -- the precursor to the Paris Agreement C the Convention on Biodiversity and a set of 'Rio Principles for sustainable development.

Utilizing material from the UN Audiovisual Library, this production showcases a pivotal moment that inspired future generations of youth environmentalists.