Ridhima Pandey is a youth activist from India. She filed a petition in March 2017 against the Indian government asserting that the Indian government has failed to fulfill its duties to mitigate climate change. Influenced by her parents, both of whom work in environment agencies, Ridhima questions the role of leaders in addressing climate change. Her father, Dinesh Pandey, works for Wildlife Trust India and her mother, Vinita Pandey, works for her state’s (Uttarakhand) Forest Department. Aside from her activism, she enjoys dancing, singing and forest safaris.