A very happy 17-year-old high school student from Frederikshavn is one of the ten new members of Energy, Supply and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt's newly created Youth Climate Council. Among 383 applicants from all over Denmark, Nikolaj Bang Høfler was the lucky one to receive the letter that begins with Welcome in the Young Climate Council.
"I'm really excited about the letter from the minister. It means a lot to me to represent Frederikshavn in a climate context. I like to make a difference and I believe that the green transition is one of the biggest and most important fights my generation is going to take,” says Nikolaj Bang Høfler, who is also a member of the local Youth Climate Council in Frederikshavn. It with is experience from here Nikolaj will contribute when young people from all over the country are to give the climate minister their perspective on the climate challenges.
"The Minister of Climate said that he expects a great deal of involvement in the Youth Climate Council, and he certainly gets that, also from Nikolaj. In the Youth Climate Council in Frederikshavn, we translate the commitment into concrete initiatives, and that method works, whether local, national or global. Our experience is that activities are a lever to get other young people to talk when it comes to climate actions,” says Poul Rask Nielsen, project manager, Energibyen Frederikshavn, who is behind the Young People's Council in Frederikshavn Municipality.