Finally at COP21

It is absolutely fantastic to be here. I’m still very stunted to see the whole event and everything that are going on at the same time. I wish I could clone myself so I can watch every parallel events that are happening at the venue. To be able to speak and interview world leaders and world experts coming from so many different countries is absolutely amazing and what i would call “brain-gasmic”. Especially for someone who’s still in university, I’m learning so much in a span of several days from just chit-chatting with everyone. And it’s wonderful to hear their response to our project and how they’re completely on board with giving youths the voice we need. I can’t wait to see what the next several days have in stored for us.

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About the Author Nesha Ichida

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Hello everyone, my name is Nesha and I'm from Jakarta, Indonesia. I am currently studying full time for my BSc in Natural Science degree from the Open University UK. Basically my university is wherever there's internet since it's a distant learning. So I rarely find myself in my city as I'm constantly traveling, mainly around Indonesia, for internships and volunteering jobs to get real work experience.

I've been passionate about marine biology since the first time I went diving in one of Indonesia's crystal clear blue seas. My care for the planet basically follows after I saw how much destruction and bleaching has happened to the coral reefs of Indonesia, which is happened to be the centre of marine biodiversity. From watching hundreds of nature documentaries on National Geographic and others, my awareness grew.

I've been doing several campaigns of anything I could find in my country or through the web related about climate change, marine protection, sustainability and animal rights. I'm not a direct campaigner as what you see in the cities with banners talking to the people, I'm the one you would find in the field monitoring for coral reef's health or volunteering at a rescue and wildlife center, and raising awareness through social media platforms from the field.


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