Lisa Hoerning

Lisa is an 18-year-old UK based climate advocate who gains her motivation to speak out for climate justice through her close connection to nature. As a keen surfer based in Devon she has grown up by the ocean and has developed an interest in ocean conservation alongside a deep desire to learn more about the natural environment.

As someone who is keen to push for concrete policy change Lisa has been active since the age of 13 through organising protests with Fridays for Future, walking over 120miles on an Earth Protection March with Extinction Rebellion to the G7 Summit a few years ago; she has also met with the Secretary of State for Environment to discuss the role of youth voice in climate change policy making. Lisa is a member of the RSPB Youth Council in the UK and a member of Groundwork's Youth Advisory Board where she is involved in projects such as the creation of a youth-led documentary. She has taken part in BGF's and Bertha Earth's environmental leadership programme where she presented a workshop on climate refugees alongside receiving support for her recent podcast 'Climate Waffle'.

Her main academic interests include Geography and Politics which, after a year out, she hopes to study at Exeter Penryn University.

She is looking forward to working internationally with a group of inspirational young people and is positive about the impacts they will have during their term.