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NICK FITZPATRICK

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Australia/Denmark

Nick is a highly motivated Environmental Scientist and climate activist whose career ambition is to enhance the science-policy-practice interface as a scientist, negotiator and educator. He is currently studying his Masters in Geology (Climate and Environment) at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Combined with his extensive knowledge of earth’s system processes, Nick has a great deal of industry and research experience on youth engagement, innovative climate finance, carbon budgets, environmental governance, renewable energy and sustainable water solutions. Nick is currently working with several local (Den Grønne Studenterbevægelse), national (PUSH Sweden) and international organisations (Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the UNFCCC) alongside Youth Climate Lab (YCL) in his attempts to better engage young people at all levels in climate action.

Nick has been active in the UNFCCC climate negotiations since 2016 (COP22), having represented Uppsala University (Sweden) and PUSH Sweden before joining the YCL as part of the Seychelles Support Team (SST). During this time he has spoken on multiple panels and represented the youth during press conferences and seminars. His main areas of focus include increased youth engagement, carbon budgets and climate finance, especially around the idea of increased access to consistent funds for youth climate projects.

As a practicing climate scientist, Nick believes it his obligation to demonstrate how easy it is to live a low-carbon lifestyle without sacrificing a high quality of life (eg: avoid air travel, take public transport and cycle and eat a plant-based diet).