Māori activist takes centre-stage at COP26 climate change summit
Delegates from 200 countries are gathering in Glasgow for the highly anticipated COP26 climate change summit.
And Greta Thunberg isn't the only champion of change they'll have to confront. A voice from Ngāti Kahungunu was centre-stage on Monday, setting the tone of what's to come.
Māori activist for climate and indigenous peoples India Logan-Riley opened the first day reflecting on her first presentation six years ago at the summit.
"Six years I first spoke these stories into this space, and every year since I have repeated the same words - wildfires, sea-level rise, wildfires, suffering, sea-level rise, biodiversity loss, sea-level rise. Emissions continue to rise," she told the crowd.