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Youth Climate Pact Challenge

Meet the Speakers

Our guest speakers from the kick-off which took place on 29 June.

Megan Beevers is 16 years old, who is a Your Europe, Your Say! Climate Ambassador from the United Kingdom, who is passionate about raising awareness and educating everyone about the climate change crisis and what we can all do to help. In particular, she focuses on the younger generation through her educational social media platforms; where she prioritises educating society on key issues regarding global warming, impact on the oceans and ways to use greener and renewable energy in industry and transportation.

Alicia O'Sullivan is a 20 year old young woman from Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland. At an early age Alicia began volunteering and campaigning for change on many different issues. She joined Cork County Comhairle Na nÓg (i.e. youth council) in 2017. She was also on the National Executive where she worked on Student Voice at post-primary level. In 2018 she began working with YMCA Ireland and with this organisation she began developing her digital media skills for advocacy and creativity.

Alicia spoke at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in June 2019, in front of Former Secretary of State, John Kerry, An Tanaiste and 30 small Island Nations. She was named Ireland’s Ocean Young Ambassador and was chosen to represent Ireland by the Department of Forign Affairs at the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York. Here she advocated for Ireland to develop a Youth Climate Council, which is now in early development stages.

Alicia sits on the National Youth Council of Ireland's Young People’s Committee and is Education Officer at the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union. She is working on numerous climate projects including being asked to join US Climate Envoy John Kerry’s climate initiative World War Zero. Alicia is now studying Law at University College Cork and received a Quercus Scholarship for Active Citizenship. Alicia was elected by her peers as Environmental and Sustainability Officer at UCC Students' Union and is a part time Youth Worker at YMCA Cork.

András Volom is the founding president of V4SDG – Visegrad for Sustainability, the first regional NGO strengthening sustainability cooperation in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Connecting sectors and generations, he draws on his experience advocating for future generations as the first Youth Delegate of Hungary to the UN, Head of the EU Youth Delegation to G7, and a representative of young Europeans at the Council of Europe. András is a graduate of the War Studies Department at King’s College and holder of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship at Tsinghua Univeristy.

Registration

Closed since 26 September 2021

Participants

Albania 2
Algeria 2
Argentina 2
Austria 13
Azerbaijan 4
Bangladesh 2
Belgium 28
Bulgaria 31
Colombia 2
Croatia 5
Cyprus 3
Czech Republic 16
Denmark 5
Egypt 9
El Salvador 1
Estonia 7
Ethiopia 1
Fiji 6
Finland 6
France 27
Georgia 2
Germany 31
Ghana 2
Greece 24
Guatemala 1
Hungary 22
India 14
Indonesia 5
Iraq 1
Ireland 14
Israel 1
Italy 70
Jordan 2
Kenya 5
South Korea 1
Kosovo 1
Kyrgyzstan 1
Latvia 3
Lebanon 1
Libya 1
Lithuania 3
Luxembourg 3
North Macedonia 1
Malaysia 1
Malta 2
Mexico 4
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Montenegro 1
Morocco 10
Netherlands 14
Nigeria 2
Norway 2
Pakistan 3
Peru 4
Poland 16
Portugal 41
Reunion 1
Romania 30
Russia 3
Saudi Arabia 1
Serbia 3
Sierra Leone 4
Singapore 1
Slovakia 32
Slovenia 4
Somalia 1
Spain 34
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 7
Switzerland 3
Tanzania, United Republic Of 3
Togo 1
Tunisia 7
Turkey 25
Uganda 3
Ukraine 5
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 12
United States 1
Uzbekistan 2
Yemen 1
Total 668

Participants

Local/regional public 28
National/European public 32
Non-profit 104
Company 63
School or academia 135
Informal group or network 9
Youth organisation 58
Private Person 239
Total 668