Young environmental campaigner to attend UN October 30, 2012 Murdoch University student Basha Stasak will be the voice of Australia’s youth when the United Nations gathers to find a way to address climate change in November. Basha is one of six young Australians who have been selected to represent the Australian Youth Climate Coalition at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Qatar. “Our role at the conference is to observe the United Nations process and put pressure on our Australian leaders to sign onto a new agreement,” Basha said. “This is particularly important as the Kyoto Protocol expires at the end of this year, and in light of Australia’s new position on the UN Security Council, we need to show leadership in this arena.” Basha, who is studying Law and Politics at Murdoch University, gained her passion for environmental issues during a study trip to Europe. “I witnessed the incredible progress towards renewable energy underway in Germany,” she said. “When I returned, I was disappointed to hear Australian politicians saying that no other country was making serious moves in environmental issues.” Basha started the Western Australian branch of the AYCC, a youth-led organisation that educates, empowers and mobilises young people to act on climate change. She was awarded the CCWA Young Environmentalist of the Year 2011 and was a finalist in the 2012 WA Youth Awards for her community work. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Domestic students, School of Social Sciences and Humanities Tags: australian youth climate coalition, basha stasak, ccwa young environmentalist of the year, kyoto protocol, united nations convention on climate change, wa youth awards Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!