About Us

We are the generation that will feel the effects of today's (lack of) climate change politics. It is therefore our moral obligation to engage in shaping climate policies. We believe we have the right to be heard. That is why we organize activities to rally the young generation around climate activism.
 

Our Activities

  • We advocate for pragmatic, responsible, and ambitious climate change policies at national and international levels.
  • We raise awareness about the climate crisis and the importance of both local and global actions.
  • We mobilize the public, in particular younger generations, to promote the ecological transition.
  • We participate in international climate conferences as Swiss civil society representatives.

Our History

Swiss Youth for Climate was established in 2015 by Océane Dayer when she realized that there were few youth organizations in Switzerland devoted to engaging young people in climate politics. The organization quickly gained popularity in Switzerland and abroad and built an extensive network of regional groups in various Swiss cities. Its main activities quickly centered around national political projects and participating in international climate negotiations.


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Our Executive Committee

JeanValentinDeSaussure
JEAN-VALENTIN DE SAUSSURE
Co-President
Jean-Valentin is an Environmental Sciences student at UNIL who has has been involved in various associations over the years. He currently works in a start-up active in the ecological transition, as well as on various climate initiatives. He is also passionate about sustainable food production. According to him, we need to unite as many people as possible to take action against climate change.
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LudwigLuz
LUDWIG LUZ
Co-President
Ludwig is a mechanical engineering student at ETH Zürich. He hopes to engage as many young people as possible for the fight against climate change. His biggest goal is to get Switzerland on track for the 1.5 degree target.
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LenaRossignol
LÉNA ROSSIGNOL
Vice-President
Graduated with a Master in Entrepreneurship and sustainability, Léna had different experiences in sustainability consulting, energy efficiency, CO2 capture and food waste management. She thinks that the younger generation should always challenge the company they are working for to push them to be part of the climate transition. Léna joined SYFC in order to actively participate in raising awareness of climate change. She is working on external and internal communication with the communication team.
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SaAureliePollakmiaBorra
AURÉLIE POLLAK
Treasury
After a Bachelor in International Relations and a Masters in Innovation and Sustainable Development, Aurélie got convinced that the financial industry has a central role to play in the transition for a more circular and sustainable economy. She is currently working as an Impact analyst for an asset manager. Aurélie also has a passion for understanding ecosystems and is always keen on learning more about the local biodiversity and getting active to restore and protect the natural balances.
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MiklosVeszpremi
MIKLÓS VESZPRÉMI
International Conferences Coordinator and Website Editor
When Miklós apprehended the true, terrifying consequences of climate change, he decided to give up his career as a concert pianist and devote himself to fighting climate change. Witnessing COP25 only deepend his conviction. Today, as he is finishing his PhD in music theory, he has begun consulting on climate change and human rights. 
 
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KendraEdelmann
KENDRA EDELMANN
Communication
Kendra joined SYFC in the summer of 2021. Now, as part of the Comms team at SYFC she tries to make information about what is happening on the frontlines of climate action accessible to Swiss youth through our social media channels, participate in international conferences and support different projects and events to speed up Switzerland‘s transition to a fossil-free future.
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AlexisBalimann
ALEXIS BALIMANN
Fundraiser
Alexis is a Sustainable Development student at the University of Basel. At the same time, he is developing the start-up of fruits & vegetables baskets delivery system he created for 2 years with 3 friends in Fribourg (CH), and is also a member of the Young Greens Basel. He has a great passion for social entrepreneurship, sustainable food, circular economy, and biomimetics. His daily motivation is to educate people about sustainable development issues, by connecting dots between social, economic, and ecological knowledge, in order to make them feel aware of the problem we are facing with a positive and enjoyable mindset.