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Bronx activist invited to U.N. summit

Mychal Johnson, an environmental activist who opposes FreshDirect's planned move to the South Bronx, has been invited to speak at the United Nation's climate change summit later this month.Mychal Johnson, an environmental activist who opposes FreshDirect’s planned move to the South Bronx, has been invited to speak at the United Nation’s climate change summit later this month.

The fight against FreshDirect’s proposed move to the Bronx is headed to the United Nations.

Mychal Johnson, a member of the anti-FreshDirect group South Bronx Unite, has been invited to attend the United Nations Climate Change summit later this month.

The powwow will bring together world leaders in an effort to find ways to reduce emissions and increase awareness about climate change on a global scale.

Johnson, who will be one of just four non-diplomatic delegates representing the U.S., has been a vocal critic of the online grocer’s plan to move its headquarters and packing facilities to the South Bronx waterfront.

Critics contend the company’s delivery trucks will add to congestion in the area and increase asthma rates, and they argue the plan’s approval was based on an outdated environmental review.

“I hope my presence at the Climate Summit not only brings recognition to the issues affecting the South Bronx but also builds bridges with communities of color, working communities and the global South who, like the people of the Bronx, are often on the frontlines of climate change,” Johnson said in a statement.

dslattery@nydailynews.com


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