Climate Youth Delegate Programme
Supporting young people in Ireland to be represented on Ireland’s official Delegation for international climate policy.
What is the Climate Youth Delegate Programme?
Tasks of the Climate Youth Delegate
Climate Youth Delegate 2023-2024
Jennifer (Jenny) Salmon is a 21-year-old LLB student at Trinity College Dublin. In 2022/23 she represented Irish youth at an international level at COP27 in Egypt with NGO Concern Worldwide as their inaugural Youth Climate Ambassador. With Concern Worldwide, Jenny has advocated for climate justice, speaking at events and on social media, to amplify the voices of those presently suffering the effects of the climate crisis. Her core focus in respect of climate activism is continuing to amplify the voices of those suffering now, and increasing participation.
Jenny has acted as a youth representative in the EU Parliament in Strasbourg with Rotary Ireland and as a youth representative in the EU Parliament in Brussels. She has a background in NGO work, having previously held intern positions with FLAC Ireland and Concern Worldwide. Jenny was part of Oireachtas100 Dáil centenary celebrations where she delivered a TedX talk on the ethics of technology for people and planet. Additionally, through Jenny’s work with Trinity FLAC as Moot Court Convenor 2022/23 and Secretary for 2023/24, she fosters her belief in the promotion of access to justice at home and abroad.
Former Climate Youth Delegates
Oileán Carter Stritch is a 23 year old climate justice advocate from Clondalkin, Dublin. Oileán has been involved with Change Clothes Crumlin since its beginning, where she helps to run community sustainability and upcycling events in Dublin. The aim of the initiative is to be accessible, sustainable and to take the doom and gloom out of climate change and allow a space for action. On a national level, she represents Irish youth in the National Climate Delegation and is a part of Plan International Ireland’s Youth Advisory Panel.
Internationally, Oileán is Ireland’s first official Climate Youth Delegate with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications and the National Youth Council of Ireland, where she attended COP27. She also attended COP26 and COY12 on behalf of ECO-UNESCO, where she began her activism almost 8 years ago.
Interested in being Ireland’s next Climate Youth Delegate?
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