Brianna Fruean is a 21-year-old Samoan Climate Activist who has been leading community grassroots projects pushing for climate justice for most of her life. At 11, she became a founding member of 350 Samoa, becoming the youngest 350.org country coordinator. At 16, she became the youngest winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Award for her environmental activism. Brianna was chosen by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme as their first ever youth ambassador in recognition of her efforts to include young people in the environmental conservation space. Today she is a proud Pacific Climate Warrior fighting for the survival of her islands.
A quote on the subject:
“I envision a world that prioritizes a just transition into renewable energy so that our future generations won’t continue to suffer because of decisions made before them. I see a “just” transition being one that doesn’t further marginalize climate vulnerable communities, but instead puts their needs first to ensure not just climate action but climate justice for all.”