Marie-Claire Graf

Chair of the Youth Constituency YOUNGO of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

I am a youth advocate, change-maker and public speaker for a just transition towards sustainable development and ambitious climate action. I believe that youth and future generations are the receiver of today’s decisions – therefore it is my goal to empower youth to take meaningful actions to create a momentum for change, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and to fight the climate crisis and its impact on all of us. To do so, I am active in several initiatives at local, national and international levels. In the past and the present, I initiated and lead several associations and movements around climate action, sustainable development, youth and women empowerment, food systems transformation and education. This led me to participate in the Sustainability Week International, become UN Food Systems Summit Vice-Chair on youth and chair the Youth Constituency YOUNGO of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Through my work, I received several awards and prizes such as the United Nations Youth Climate Champion of Switzerland.