The Youth Climate Council

Climate

The Youth Climate Council brings new perspectives into Danish climate policy and provides input to the minister on future climate solutions. The Youth Climate Council develops recommendations to the minister twice a year and has previously presented recommendations on e.g. the energy sector, sustainable agriculture, the North Sea etc. If you are interested in learning more about the Council’s recommendations, you can read the recommendations in Danish: Ungeklimarådets anbefalinger.

The members of the Youth Climate Council are appointed for a one-year period, and they come from all parts of Denmark from different fields of study and represent different approaches to the climate challenge.

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Contact

You can contact the chairperson Nadia Gullestrup Christensen at gullestrup@gmail.com or the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities contact person Emil Andersen at emand@kefm.dk.

Nadia Gullestrup Christensen, chairperson

Representative of the Danish Youth Council. Born in 1999.

Nadia studies a Master degree in Environmental Economics at the University of Copenhagen. In 2021, Nadia was a youth delegate to the UN for climate and environment where she represented Danish youth at UN environmental and climate conferences such as COP26.

Member of the Youth Climate Council since September 2021.

Inquiries regarding events, statements etc. can be directed to Nadia. E-mail: gullestrup@gmail.com or phone +45 3135 7903.

Carl Emil Lind

Born in 1998. Lives in Herlev.

Carl Emil is an apprentice as an industrial technician at a machine factory in Rødovre. He is the president of the Danish Metal Workers’ Union youth division, which organizes blacksmiths, mechanics, IT professionals and other professionals in transport, industry and IT. He represents the Danish Trade Union Confederation in the Youth Climate Council.

Member of the Youth Climate Council since September 2021.

Elise Sydendal

Representative of the Green Youth Movement.

Born in 1999. Elise is born and raised at Fejø and is now settled in Copenhagen.

She studies political science at the University of Copenhagen.

She is a climate activist in the Green Youth Movement.

Member of the Youth Climate Council since September 2021.

Adam Holst Hoffbeck

Born in 1993. Adam is raised in Haderslev and is now settled in Væth.

He is educated as a cabinetmaker and works with sustainable forestry and design.

Member of the Youth Climate Council since April 2021.

Simon Weber Marcussen

Born in 1995. Simon is raised in Nykøbing Sjælland and is now settled in Holbæk.

Co-owner and co-founder of Danish Seaweed. Danish Seaweed is working towards becoming Denmark's first CO2-negative company without the purchase of climate offsets. Speaker on sustainable entrepreneurship and chairman of the Danish Seaweed Organization.

Sebastian Kirkgaard Nielsen

Born in 2001. Sebastian is born in Copenhagen, and is raised and lives in Svendborg.

Maiken Tillgaard

Born in 1994. Maiken is raised in Søften and is now settled in Aarhus.

She is an educated English, biology and math teacher and works at Klovborg Friskole.

Jakob Fritzbøger Christensen

Born in 1996. Jakob is raised in Hvalsø and is now settled in Copenhagen.

Co-founder and director in GRØN, the Foundation for Sustainable Development. GRØN develops video-based educational material for students worldwide, produces documentaries and is responsible for the podcast “Klimakrøller”.

Clara Guttman Andersen

Born in 1996. Clara is raised in Vordingborg and is now settled in Middelfart.

Graduated in Forest and Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen and is currently working with forest investments in Europe.

Yasemin Yavari

Born in 1995. Yasemin is raised in Istanbul and Solrød Strand and is now settled in Copenhagen.

Graduated in Business Administration and Communication from Copenhagen Business School and is currently working with energy solutions for industry at Schneider Electric.

Anna Bak Jäpelt

Born in 1994. Anna is raised in Frørup and is now settled in Copenhagen.

She is a sustainability advisor and project manager at the think tank Frej. She is also studying for a Master degree in Agronomy at the University of Copenhagen.

Tyra Møll-Holst

Born in 1997. Tyra is settled in Copenhagen.

Tyra currently studies political science at the University of Copenhagen where she has also been a member of the Board of Studies for the past two years.

Nick Petersen Jørgensen

Born in 1998. Nick is raised in Nordborg and is now settled in Risskov.

Nick is doing a combined apprenticeship as an electric at Vestas and Elcon. Nick has been appointed by the FH – Danish Trade Union Confederation.

Photos: Adam Rieper and the Youth Climate Council