Four young ambassadors -- all girls -- will represent India at the Copenhagen conference on climate change with a message to take action against global warming.
"Two school and college girls each will be the part of the official delegation who will represent India at the global climate talks," Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said in the Lok Sabha today.
Ramesh said the young ambassadors will accompany the five Parliamentrians who are visiting Copenhagen in Denmark to participate in the conference slated to begin from December 8.
The girls who are in the age-group of 18-21 years have been selected on the basis of an all-India essay competition organised by the Environment Ministry in collaboration with an NGO, World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Ramesh said it is the future generation who will be inheriting the challenges of climate change and it is time adequate steps are taken to reduce effects of global warming.
"What we will do today will have impact on our future generation. Our team will not only have political generation but also generation representation," the minister said.
Seeking urgent steps to combat climate change, Ramesh pointed that of all the countries in the world, it was India which was facing the biggest risks due to climate change and the future of Indian society depended on "how we respond to this challenge".