Emma Clemens new UN youth representative for sustainable development
Law & Economics student Emma Clemens (22, Bachelor of Laws and Master International Economics) is elected as the new UN youth representative for sustainable development. During the ‘Night of the UN’ on 30 October in Amsterdam, it became clear that the quest of other finalist Thom van Stralen from Wageningen was thwarted by the breathtaking performance of Emma’s campaign.
For a period of two years Emma Clemens will address the UN regarding sustainability on behalf of all young people in the Netherlands. Emma: ‘I am going to discuss sustainability issues with children at primary schools and high school students, since I want sustainability to be a much more important subject at schools. At this moment it’s not, while it should be: children are going to be confronted with huge climate problems when they grow up, and there are ways to deal with that. We should make clear how important these issues are, and how we can solve them.’ In the picture Emma is flanked by her campaign wingmen and fellow students of Erasmus School of Economics, Léon Vervooren and Maarten Weekenborg.