The Australian Youth Climate Coalition



Tim Flannery 

Named Australian of the Year in 2007, Tim Flannery is one of Australia's best known climate scientists. His work as Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission is integral to informing Australians about the science behind climate change.

Samah Hadid

Samah is currently the Australian Director of The Global Poverty Project. A prominent and respected women's rights and anti-poverty campaigner, she has advised national governments and international organisations on these issues. 

Sam McLean

Sam got involved with GetUp! in 2007 as a volunteer with their UNSW group and is now their National Director. 

Koreti Mavaega Tiumalu

Koreti is the Pacific Outreach Coordinator for Growing up in Newtown, Wellington she represents those who will be most impacted by the effects of climate change.

Karen Skinner

Karen is the Campaigns Director of, one of the most prominent online petitioning platforms. She also previously co-ordinated Say Yes Australia in 2011, a campaign created to support the introduction of the carbon price.

Ginny Gerlach

Ginny is the backbone of the "Protect Keppel Bay" community campaign. She has been ardently working to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the Fitzroy Delta from the devastating impacts of coal exports.

Brianna Fruean

Budding environmentalist Brianna Fruean may only be 15, but she's already represented Samoa at two UNEP conferences and has been actively involved in her community, having organised climate rallies and marches as a corordinator for international climate organisation

Anna Rose

In 2005 Anna Rose was at the UN Kyoto Protocol climate negotiations in Montreal when she decided to set up the AYCC, an organisation to build a generation-wide movement of young people to solve the climate crisis before it was too late. Anna is now an author, speaker, and lecturer at ANU. 

Paul Gilding

Paul is the former executive director of Greenpeace. An activist and social entrepreneur for 35 years, Paul has been inspiring and motivating a global transition to sustainability. He works all around the world with individuals, businesses, NGOs and governments.

The views expressed in these videos are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of AYCC.