Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education
Victoria Barrett is an 18 year old climate change and human rights activist, and a plaintiff in the current Our Children’s Trust climate change lawsuit against the federal government and fossil fuel industry for their role in violating the rights of young people in pursuit of life, liberty and property. Victoria lives on low-lying land, which is threatened by rising sea levels and more frequent storm surges, and has felt firsthand climate impacts in the form of Hurricane Sandy, when her home lost power and her school and local transport shut down. Victoria is also a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education, and traveled to Paris to attend and speak at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change. Most recently, she spoke at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. She cares deeply about climate change, justice, and human rights, especially regarding the ways climate change affects young people like her.