On the 4th of November, Kevin and I were invited to represent the Youth4Planet team at the Responsible Business Forum for Sustainable Development. As a science student, I personally never thought to attend, let alone speak, at a business forum. So you can well imagine how honoured I felt to be given the chance to share my opinion on sustainability and my experience in the Arctic to a room full of amazing world innovators and entrepreneurs.
Listening to what each of them have done / will do to attain sustainability in their companies were really inspiring. It made me very hopeful and believe this year will be our turning point for a better future. I was really surprised at the amount of positive responds we got from the audience as well. It seemed like everyone’s really interested in our project and truly believe the youth generation’s voices need to be taken into account. I simply can’t wait to see what decisions will be made at the COP21 this December.